Hauschka recorded the Bills only three points in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. After missing a 46-yard field goal, his lone attempt, in the team's season opener, Hauschka converted on a 45-yard kick in Week 2. He is now 1-of-2 on the season and will look for more opportunities in Sunday's contest against Broncos.
Hauschka missed a 46-yard field goal and converted all three extra-point attempts in Sunday's victory over the Jets. Hauschka's miss came midway through the second quarter and he pulled it wide left. A miss from that distance isn't the end of of the world, but hurts a bit more considering it was the 32-year-old's lone attempt of the afternoon. Hauschka will look to bounce back as the Bills face the Panthers in Week 2.
Hauschka has been consistent throughout camp so far and has been easily making long-distance kicks as well, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports. There's really no competition for him, either. The Bills brought in Austin Rehkow, a standout at Idaho, for camp, but the team has recently said he's only in the competition for punting even though the rookie is being spread around other kicking situations to fulfill practice needs. Hauschka's job is just about as secure as any kicker out there entering the season.
Hauschka will sign with the Bills, ESPN.com reports. Per the report, Hauschka's deal with Buffalo will run four years at a cost of $12.4 million. The former Seahawk is thus in line to replace Dan Carpenter, who the Bills let go Tuesday. Hauschka had issues on extra-point attempts over the past two seasons, missing 10 of his 79 attempts, but at the same time, he brings a career 87.2 percent success rate on field-goal attempts to the table and can also handle kickoffs capably.
Hauschka made both of his field-goal attempts and both extra points during Seattle's divisional-round playoff loss to Atlanta. Hauschka was mistake-free on Saturday, but with the Seahawks leaving Atlanta with a loss, the veteran is now set to hit free agency. He played the 2016 season under the last year of a three-year contract extension at a price tag of $2.7 million. Considering he led the league with seven missed PATs this season, don't be surprised if Seattle transitions to a younger and cheaper option at kicker.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||1.00|
|9||11/03||@New York Jets||11||6.00|
|10||11/12||New Orleans Saints||29||11.50|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||10.00|
|12||11/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||8.50|
|13||12/03||New England Patriots||13||7.00|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||13||7.00|