Measuring Cundiff’s Miss Historically


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Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff’s 32-yard missed field goal was the third-shortest in the final 30 seconds of the fourth-quarter or at any point in overtime of a postseason game in which the kick could tie the game, or give his team the lead, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The two shorter kicks were by Mark Moseley (1986 Browns, 23 yards against the Jets) and Rolf Benirschke (1981 Chargers, 27 yards at the Dolphins). However, both of their respective teams won those games despite the missed kicks.

Cundiff’s kick never had a chance, sailing wide left.

“I just went out there, the timing seemed a little bit off, and I just didn’t convert,” Cundiff said, via ESPN.com. “It’s just that simple. It’s a 32-yard field goal, something that over the course of training camp and the regular season, I probably make a couple thousand of those.”