Justin Tucker isn't just the best kicker in the league. His statistics have made him one of the best kickers of all time.
Unfortunately for Tucker, he wasn't quite 100% accurate on Sunday night. He missed a fourth-quarter extra point try to extend the Baltimore Ravens lead to only 10 instead of 11 against the previously-undefeated New England Patriots. Prior to that kick, Tucker hadn't missed a single field goal or point after attempt all season. Maybe Bill Belichik jinxed him. The kick went just left of the uprights.
Justin Tucker just missed the extra point??? That leaves this a 10-point game and his first missed anything this season.— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) November 4, 2019
In fact, his recently acquired seventh Player of the Month award puts him only behind three future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.
For some, the miss was certainly surprising.
the Ravens are beating the Patriots but Justin Tucker missed an XP, it's like that scene in the Avengers where you have to give up the thing you love the most to get the infinity stone— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 4, 2019
Tucker has only missed one other PAT in his career in a failed game-tying attempt. The Ravens lost to the New Orleans Saints 24-23 that day, on Oct. 21, 2018.
Thankfully, Tucker made his next attempt after another Ravens touchdown to push their lead to 37-20. Oh yeah, and the drive when Tucker missed was the longest the Patriots have faced all year.
The @Ravens went up 30-20 on the Patriots on #SundayNightFootball at the end of a 14-play, 81-yard drive on which they possessed the ball for 8:09.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 4, 2019
That's the longest drive by plays, yardage and time against the Patriots this season.
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