Top 10 Most Brutal Missed Field Goals in the NFL Playoffs

As the 2018 Season wraps up let’s just say it was not a great year for kickers. Lots of missed field goals and extra points. Even Justin Tucker who is one of the best and most reliable kickers has had a costly miss.But here we look at the worst missed field goals in the NFL playoffs when the game actually matters. One kick could be the difference between holding the Lombardi trophy or going home in defeat
The Top Ten
1 Super Bowl XXV - Scott Norwood

Ah yes good ol "Wide Right" the Bills trailed the Giants by a mere point. There were just eight seconds left on the clock. For the Bills, their Super Bowl victory ultimately came down to the accuracy of kicker Scott Norwood. Just 47 yards stood between them and the Lombardi trophy. One missed field goal kick later, and Norwood would become synonymous with the phrase "wide right."

All they had to do was make that kick and Bills would of had the victory that sucks to get that close, and fall that short.

2 1998 NFC Championship - Gary Anderson

The Vikings had the underdog Falcons skating on thin ice late in the NFC title game at the Metrodome. They were Up 27-20 with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Anderson lined up for a 38-yard field goal attempt. And was perfect 35-for-35 on field goal attempts during the regular season. Unfortunately he had a critical miss That gave the Falcons life. They proceeded to tie it up in the final minute and force overtime in which Atlanta won 30-27 on Morten Andersen's 38-yard attempt.

If I remember correctly that Vikings team was 15-1, and a favorite that year, and absolutely chocked to Atlanta who ended up not coming close to the Broncos.

3 2011 AFC Championship - Billy Cundiff

The Ravens were Down 23-20 to the Patriots in Foxborough, when Cundiff missed a game-tying field goal with 15 seconds remaining, sending New England to Super Bowl XLVI. The 32-yard attempt came two plays after the Ravens' Lee Evans dropped a go-ahead touchdown pass when Sterling Moore knocked the ball from the receiver's hands. However The next season, the Ravens gained some vengeance by beating the Patriots in an AFC title game rematch before winning Super Bowl XLVII.

Yeah the kick was so bad that it was so laughable what happened as Patriots went on to fall again to the G-Man.

4 1995 AFC Divisional - Lin Elliott

The Chiefs were the AFC's top playoff seed in 1995 but were upset by the Colts, 10-7, at Arrowhead Stadium. Elliott missed three field goals in the loss, including one from 42 yards out with 42 seconds left in the game. And that's where the Chiefs playoff curse at Arrowhead was born. To this day they have not won a game at Arrowhead since

5 2015 Wild Card Game - Blair Walsh

In this game the Vikings were trailing the Seahawks at home 10-9 when they lined up for a the game-winning kick with 26 seconds remaining. It should have been an easy chip shot However, Walsh's 27-yard attempt went wide left. What's even crazier to me is that Walsh had scored all of the Vikings' points in the game, even making kicks from 43 and 47 yards out earlier in this game.

Cold brutal game, and Blair Walsh could of been the hero instead fell short as Seattle went on to fall to the Panthers who went to the super bowl.

6 2018 NFC Wild Card Game - Cody Parkey

Da Bears came in as the heavily favored team against the Eagles who barely snuck in the playoffs clinging desperately to their Cinderella in Nick Foles. The Eagles were up With 10 seconds remaining but Da Bears had a chance. Unfortunately Parkey's 43-yard game-winning field goal struck the upright and then bounced off the crossbar before falling into the end zone. The miss which has been was apparently tipped by an Eagles player and sealed a 16-15 win for the 6 seed Eagles at Soldier Field and ended the Bears' bounce back season.

7 2006 AFC Divisional - Mike Vanderjagt

The Colts had a season that started 13-0 ended in disappointment to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were the AFC's No. 6 seed. They were Down 21-18 to the Steelers, Vanderjagt was famous for being called the "idiot kicker" by Peyton Manning a couple years prior lined up for a 46-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining. He missed horribly and earned a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty to boot ending the Colts season on a disappointing defeat

8 2004 AFC Divisional - Doug Brien

The Jets fell victim to an unfortunate field goal miss of their own against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the score tied 17-17 and four seconds remaining in regulation, Brien missed from 43 yards out. The game went to overtime, which was when the Steelers pulled out a 20-17 win when their kicker, Jeff Reed, connected on a 33-yarder. What's funny is this was right after benefiting from Nate Kaeding's miss as good old Karma strikes again

9 2004 AFC Wild Card Game - Nate Kaeding

With the score knotted at 17 a piece in overtime, the Chargers drove to the New York Jets' 22-yard line to set Kaeding up for a 40-yard field goal, but his kick went wide right. The Jets won the game on the following drive on Doug Brien's 28-yard field goal.

10 2002 NFC Wild Card Game - Matt Bryant

If you've been a Giants fan for awhile you'll know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about that game against San Francisco. The Giants had let the Niners back into the game and while all hope was not lost the game took a turn for the worst. What should've been an easy chip shot turned into a disaster when the G men botched the snap and didn't even give Matt Bryant a chance

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