5. Chris Bahr, Cincinnati Bengals, 1976-79
Bahr has an interesting story to tell. Before being drafted by the Bengals in 1976, he was drafted in the first round of the North American Soccer League by the Philadelphia Atoms. He was also a member of the 1976 United States National Team in soccer. Chris had a nice, but short career in Cincinnati. He played well as the kicker, but his field goal percentage wasn’t very good.
His numbers were just enough better than Mike Nugent’s for him to take the fifth spot on this list. He did kick the longest field goal in team history in 1979, 55 yards. The record still stands. The Bengals cut Bahr after the 1979 season and that actually became Bahr’s biggest contribution to the history of the Bengals franchise. Chris Bahr was signed by the Oakland Raiders. In order to sign Bahr, the Raiders released their own kicker, Jim Breech. Not a total loss for the kicker, he won 2 Super Bowls as a member of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
By the Numbers: 4 seasons, 62 field goals made, 130 extra points made, 319 points, 57.9% field goal percentage