NFL kickers set record with 12 missed extra points on Sunday
Kickers around the league struggled in Sunday’s games, combining to miss 12 extra points on the day, which breaks the previous NFL record of 10.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the previous record was set during the 1985 season.
Nine misses came during the eight games of the 1 p.m. ET slate, and six occurred during the first half of those games.
Bengals kicker Mike Nugent, who had hit 19 of his 20 extra point attempts entering Sunday, clanged two kicks off the right upright against the Bills.
In windy conditions in New Jersey, Connor Barth of the Bears missed an extra point and Robbie Gould of the Giants missed two. The wind may not have been entirely to blame, though, since Barth later made a 40-yard field goal and Gould hit from 46.
Weather certainly didn’t play a factor indoors in Detroit, where Lions kicker Matt Prater and Jason Myers of Jaguars each failed to split the uprights on extra points.
Kai Forbath, picked up by the Vikings after Blair Walsh missed four extra points, made his first extra point attempt but had the second one blocked.
The ninth miss was Cody Parkey of the Browns and the tenth was Stephen Gostkowski of the Patriots.
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka's first attempt of the day was blocked, setting a new NFL record.
In the Sunday night game, Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a PAT in the fourth quarter of Washington's 42–24 win against the Green Bay Packers.
Only 10 of the 35 players to kick an extra point this season have made every one of their attempts.
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