Tiki & Tierney discuss NFL kickers' historically poor weekend


NFL kickers have one of the most thankless jobs in sports, and unfortunately, they perpetuated the belief by making the wrong kind of history on Sunday.

Entering Monday's game, kickers have missed a whopping 12 extra-points in Week 5, which ties the league's Super Bowl era record set in Week 11 of the 2016 season -- the year after the NFL moved PAT's back to the 15-yard line. But that's not all: according to Pro Football Talk, the NFL has an extra-point success rate of 92.4-percent this season, their lowest mark since 1979.

"I'm not anti-kicker. I'm anti-crappy kicker, who undoes 60 minutes of some of the most fierce, dangerous work in any team sport," Tierney said during the Tiki and Tierney show on Monday. "Am I 100-percent serious? Probably not. Am I very serious? Yeah. That was brutal to watch yesterday, with games on the line. By the way, none of them were in inclement weather conditions..."

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Of the kickers who cost their teams points on Sunday, no one suffered more than Green Bay Packers veteran Mason Crosby. The 37-year-old missed four kicks against the Cincinnati Bengals, and three happened to be go-ahead field goal attempts in crunchtime. Ironically, Crosby's afternoon didn't end on a hellish note -- he drilled a 49-yard game-winner in overtime.

The New England Patriots and Houston Texans also joined in on the madness, as the first three possessions of their matchup ended with missed PAT's by Ka'imi Fairbairn and Nick Folk. Fairbairn wrapped up his unpleasant game with a missed 56-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter.

Of course, it wasn't an awful day for all kickers -- the Minnesota Vikings beat the rival Detroit Lions on a walk-off field goal by Greg Joseph. Call it another gut-wrencher for Detroit, as they lost on an NFL-record 66-yard field goal made by Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker just two weeks ago.

Tiki and Tierney's complete thoughts on NFL kickers' disastrous weekend can be accessed in the audio player above.

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