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There are so many different angles to Billy Cundiff's doomed field goal attempt from Sunday's AFC title game that the entire sequence has begun to take on a mythical quality. The rush out to the field. The bad hold. The scoreboard incident.
The kick has become more than a kick; it's become a narrative. That happens with a decisive play in an important playoff game. When it happens, all you can say is HOLY SMOKES HE MISSED IT!
And then the days go by and the enormity of it all sinks in, and the little details from the incident begin coming out, adding layers and context to the original play. Twenty years from now, you will see NFL Films quality replays of that kick over and over again any time the Ravens are in an important game. You can sense the legend around it being constructed as we speak.
Of course, this wouldn't be the first time that a missed kick quickly became etched into the collective football consciousness. There are other notorious botched kicks...
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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 [...]
Poor Billy Cundiff. The guy already feels bad enough — especially for Ray Lewis — that he blew the Ravens’ shot at going to Super Bowl 46. Now, he has to hear it from fans in other arenas in an entirely separate sport. As we all know, college basketball fans are some of the most clever in the country when it comes to taunting. At times they take it too far like these...
Ravens place kicker Billy Cundiff missed a game tying 32 yard chip shot field goal as time expired to hand the Patriots the AFC championship 23-20. This picture pretty much sums it up.
For all you Baltimore Ravens fans, the below videos are something that kicker Billy Cundiff might have needed to look at again before the AFC Championship:
The below clips are from a kicking instructional video by kicking guru Steve Hoffman which shows Cundiff when he was with the Dallas Cowboys using the correct form on kicks and getting power behind kicks:
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we have shown you some rather classic freak out clips from fans over team's losing.
However, this clip might take the cake as this Baltimore Ravens fan freaks out over Billy Cundiff's missed kick and kicks his own friends out his house.
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(Courtesy of The Big Lead)
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Sunday night, after Billy Cundiff missed a field goal that would have given the Baltimore Ravens a chance to make the Super Bowl, ESPN's Skip Bayless tweeted that field goal kicking should be banned because of Cundiff's missed kick.
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