The NFL’s kicker woes extended to the league-best leg of Ravens star Justin Tucker.
Tucker, one of the league’s most accurate kickers with the strongest leg, missed the first extra point of his career Sunday as the Saints sneaked past the Ravens, 24-23.
The Ravens had a chance to tie the game with under 30 seconds remaining when Joe Flacco connected with John Brown for a touchdown. The Ravens opted to kick and send the game into overtime, unlike the Titans earlier in the day, but Tucker missed the extra point.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 21, 2018
Tucker had been a perfect 222 for 222 on extra points in the NFL before the miss.
Not only that, but Tucker was 78-of-78 on FGs from 33 yards and in, so combined he had made 300 straight kicks from 33 yards and in during his NFL career
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 21, 2018
New Orleans trailed 17-7 after the end of the third quarter, but Drew Brees threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns (501 for his career) to lead the Saints (5-1) to a key road victory. The Saints scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Kickers have struggled in the NFL this season, and the plague must be intense if it extended to Tucker.