BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With under 30 seconds left, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker went out to kick for an extra point that could tie the game with just seconds left to play against the New Orleans Saints.
Instead, Tucker missed the point, leaving the Ravens trailing behind the Saints at 24-23, ultimately handing New Orleans the victory.
It’s the first career extra point miss for the man dubbed the “most accurate kicker in NFL history.”
Now, Ravens fans are saying the announcer jinxed Tucker.
Right before the kicker went to make the extra point, the announcer pointed out that Tucker had never missed an extra point.
A Saints fan even agreed on Twitter
Tucker ran off the field, shaking his head. He looked shocked as well.
At a press conference after the game, Tucker said, “The guys in the locker room that have my back, that means the world to me.”
WJZ Sports Director Mark Viviano said Sunday Coach John Harbaugh said the game didn’t come down to one play.
“He’s won so many games for us, he’s our kicker…it never comes down to one play,” Harbaugh said after the game.
Quarterback Joe Flacco also had Tucker’s back.
“You feel for your brother,” Flacco said. “We’ve all been there- I have been many times. Justin is the best in the world at what he does. It’s not going to be a problem.”
But some Ravens fans took to Twitter to tell Tucker he was still their favorite.
WJZ’s Mark Viviano reminded NFL fans of Billy Cundiff’s miss during the playoffs.