ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WJZ) — The Ravens saw uncharacteristic kicking blunders from kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch in the first half of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

The Ravens conducted a 12-play, 61-yard opening drive to start the game, but were stopped on third and long.

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That’s when the Ravens called upon Tucker to try to score the games’ first points.

“Here is Tucker, he almost never misses,” announcer Al Michaels said.

Tucker’s kick, however, hit off the left upright and bounced out, prompting fans to jump on Michaels.

Later in the quarter, punter Sam Koch shanked a punt, setting up the Bills with excellent field position. Fortunately, the Ravens defense made a stand and held the Bills to a field goal.

In the second quarter, Tucker missed another field goal opportunity. Tucker hadn’t missed two field goals in a game since December 2018.

Tucker, who has played in the NFL for nine seasons, has never missed two field goals of 50 yards or less in a single game.

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A season in which the Ravens overcame a long list of obstacles to reach the playoffs ended with their star quarterback stuck in the locker room during the fourth quarter and the rest of the team shuffling off the field to join him after a disheartening defeat.

CBS Baltimore Staff