The 13 missed extra point attempts were the most in the league in the Super Bowl era, bringing the game’s total missed kicks to 26; Remember that you can follow the NFL through Star +, subscribe here!
The Week 5 of the NFL earned a place in the history, although not for the right reasons.
During the day that began last Thursday and culminated with the dramatic overtime victory of the Baltimore Ravens, 31-25, on the Indianapolis Colts at “Monday Night Football“, they failed 13 extra point attempts, the highest figure in the league in the Super Bowl era (1966) and in total they missed 26 kicks during Week 5.
The first missed kick was a 35-yard field goal attempt by Jason Myers in the loss of the Seattle Seahawks, 26-17, before Los Angeles Rams, when there were 7 seconds left to finish the first half.
Minutes later, Matt Gay he missed an extra point attempt off Darrell Henderson’s touchdown on a 5-yard run in the third quarter.
From that moment on the failures were a constant, highlighting the six mistakes in total during the overtime win of the Green bay packers Over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
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Mason Crosby of the Packers failed a extra point attempt and three field goals, Evan McPherson from Cincinnati collaborated with two field goal attempts.
This match was the first since the merger of the AFL and NFL in 1970 that five field goal attempts were missed in the fourth quarter and overtime, it was also the first game with five field goals consecutive failures since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 28, 2004 and Crosby became the first kicker since Neil O’Donoghue of the then St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 1983 to miss three field goals to give victory to his team in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime.
Crosby had a chance to redeem himself by turning the victory field goal with a 49-yard kick with 1:55 left in overtime.
The “Monday Night Football“He witnessed not only the record, but also a strange situation when punting specialist Rigoberto Sanchez attempted a 42-yard field goal before the end of the first half. His kick went wide to the left, but a penalty against the defense of Ravens gave a new opportunity to Colts, who sent the injured to the court Rodrigo blankenship to attempt a 37-yard kick that converted with no time on the clock.
However, the following output from Blankenship to the field marked the historic attempt No. 13 extra point missed on the Week 5, after Michael Pittman’s touchdown early in the third quarter.
Blankenship had a 37-yard field goal attempt blocked with 4:35 left to play and missed a 47-yard kick as time ran out, denying the win to Indianapolis.
With the two failures in field goal attempts of Blankenship the number of missed kicks in total reached 26, surpassing the previous mark of 25 errors in Week 11 of the 1987 season.
Overall, the kickers season has been contrasting, on the one hand, Justin Tucker scored the longest field goal in history> in the win for the Ravens, 19-17 over the Detroit Lions, in Week 3, while on the opposite spectrum appear the Jacksonville Jaguars they haven’t scored a single field goal this year.
In fact, Jaguars They are the first team since Minnesota Vikings of 1962 who did not score a field goal in the first five games of a season.