Dependable Barth has made 25 straight FGs for Bucs

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Connor Barth is proving his worth to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The fifth-year kicker arguably has been the team's most dependable performer during a 1-3 start, converting all nine of his field goal attempts to extend the longest current streak in the NFL to a franchise-record 25 straight dating to October of last season.

Barth is also 7 for 7 on extra points through four games, keeping him perfect in 102 career tries -- consistency that shows why the Bucs used their franchise tag to avoid losing the 26-year-old to free agency last winter, then subsequently rewarded him with a four-year, $13.2 million contract.

Barth will try to extend his streak against Kansas City Sunday when Tampa Bay hosts the Chiefs.