Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has proved to be the most accurate at his position in NFL history.
In fact, the two-time Pro Bowler had been 222-of-222 on extra-point attempts throughout his career entering Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
Obviously, head coach John Harbaugh and Co. had confidence in Tucker nailing an extra-point to tie the game with under 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
After Joe Flacco led Baltimore on a six-play, 81-yard touchdown scoring drive to pull within 24-23, Tucker took to the field for a chance to send the game to overtime.
He missed. No, really.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 21, 2018
The miss cost Baltimore a chance to move to 5-2 on the season. It also led New Orleans to a fifth consecutive win and a 5-1 mark on the year.
Needless to say, Twitter was full of reactions.
"Justin Tucker has never missed an extra point."
*misses an extra point* pic.twitter.com/KXWw0csrcQ
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 21, 2018
Either Joe Flacco saw a ghost or Justin Tucker missed his first extra point in 223 attempts pic.twitter.com/C8MzL2tPqs
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 21, 2018
Including college, that's the first missed extra point of Justin Tucker's career.
He was 293/293 entering today.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) October 21, 2018
“And that’s how I became a meme” Justin Tucker to his grandkids pic.twitter.com/IUHbBvYd7a
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) October 21, 2018
Lol. Announcers were like, “We don’t want overtime so let me go ahead and jinx Justin Tucker with the, ‘He’s never missed an XP.’”
— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) October 21, 2018
Justin Tucker actually missed a PAT, yeah I know we are doomed as a society
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) October 21, 2018
JUSTIN TUCKER JUST MISSED MY ENTIRE WORLDVIEW IS SHOOK
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 21, 2018
Oh no Justin Tucker. Not you too.
— Colleen Wolfe (@ColleenWolfe) October 21, 2018
Every time Justin Tucker lined up for an extra point the announcers mention that he’d never missed one. It was inevitable.
— Mark Mravic (@MarkMravic) October 21, 2018