GLENDALE, Ariz. -- For a few minutes Sunday, Cardinals kicker Jay Feely was the hero. He had just nailed a 61-yard field goal -- a franchise and personal best -- to tie the score againt Bills with just over a minute to play. The crowd at University of Phoenix Stadium roared in delight.
That same crowd was silenced mere minutes later when Feely missed a 38-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Bills pulled out a 19-16 win.
"You go from on-top-of-the-world to feeling to about as low as you can feel when you have an opportunity and you don't come through, regardless of how it happened," Feely said. "As a group, we've got to make a 38-yard field goal."
Before the game, Feely told coaches he felt he could make any kick within 55 yards. But when the Cardinals faced a fourth-and-10 down by three, coach Ken Whisenhunt believed Feely was his best option. When he asked Feely if he could make the 61-yard try, Feely did not hesitate.