NFL kickers have historically rough week with record-setting misses
From this moment forward, Week 5 shall be remembered as the week all the kicks were missed. One minute a slew of game-winning field goals — including Justin Tucker’s NFL-record 66-yarder in Week 3 — were ensuring kickers got their flowers, the next they couldn’t seem to buy a make.
To be clear, Tucker got out of the Baltimore Ravens’ Monday Night Football matchup with the Indianapolis Colts unscathed … because he’s Justin Tucker. But Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship wasn’t as lucky.
Blankenship’s name got added to the list of kickers who fell prey to the Week 5 curse when he delivered the 13th missed extra point of the week.
Rodrigo Blankenship’s missed PAT on #MondayNightFootball was the 13th miss across the NFL this week
That is the most missed PAT in a single week in the Super Bowl era
It is also the 25th missed kick in total this week (incl. 12 missed FG), most in a week since Week 11, 1987
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 12, 2021
Not long after the above was tweeted, Blankenship missed a 47-yard field goal attempt on the final play of regulation (the 13th failed field goal of the week), bringing the grand tally to 26 muffed kicks since Thursday.
The influx of misses marks the first week with at least 10 missed field goals and at least 10 missed extra points since the point after touchdown was moved back from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line in 2015.
It all started when Los Angeles Rams kicker Matt Gay missed an extra point on his team’s first touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during Thursday Night Football. Things went downhill quickly from there.
On Sunday morning, the bad juju continued in London when New York Jets kicker Matt Ammendola missed an extra-point attempt on the Jets’ first touchdown of the day in their early…
Source : espn