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What If ... these five failed field goal attempts had been good?

by Jacob Feldman

What if Wide Right had been Just Straight Enough and the Kick Six was actually just a Kick Three? We imagine a different reality for five famous flubbed kicks.


Vikings vs. Falcons | '98 NFC title game

WHAT IF ... With 2:07 left, Vikes leading Falcons by seven in '98 NFC title game, Gary Anderson splits uprights from 39.

NEW ENDING: Minnesota rides out a win. QB Randall Cunningham is HOF contender; Randy Moss has Super Bowl ring; record-setting O is remembered quite differently.


Seahawks vs. Cowboys | '07 NFC wild card

WHAT IF ... Tony Romo gets a clean hold; Martin Gramatica kicks Cowboys past Seahawks in '07 wild card.

NEW ENDING: Dallas ends a decadelong playoff drought; Romo denies Peyton Manning his first ring in SB XLI, then hangs it up (10 years early; sorry, Phil Simms) to join CBS.


Bills vs. Giants | Super Bowl XXV

WHAT IF ... Scott Norwood doesn't slice decisive 47-yarder in first of four straight Bills SB appearances.

NEW ENDING: High on a win, Bills rattle off three more SB wins, twice over Cowboys, whose dynasty disappears, accelerating Jimmy Johnson-Jerry Jones animus.


Florida State vs. Miami | Nov. 16, 1991

WHAT IF ... Gerry Thomas's 34-yard game-winner for FSU against Miami in '91 stays just inside the upright.

NEW ENDING: FSU wins national title, then repeats in '92 after another late kick (without the added pressure) helps top Canes a second time. 30 for 30 does a Field Goal U doc.


Auburn vs. Alabama | '13 Iron Bowl

WHAT IF ... Bama's Adam Griffith gets enough distance on 57-yard tiebreaker as time expires in '13 Iron Bowl.

NEW ENDING: In ensuing title game, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix knocks ball away from FSU's Kelvin Benjamin on late drive, ensures Nick Saban's third straight title, vaults coach into GOAT territory.