ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WJZ) — Justin Tucker missed a field goal on the Ravens’ opening drive of Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills, and fans are blaming announcer Al Michaels for jinxing him.
The Ravens conducted a 12-play, 61-yard drive to start the game, but were stopped on third and long.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
That’s when the Ravens called upon Tucker to try to score the games’ first points.
“Here is Tucker, he almost never misses,” Michaels said.
Tucker’s kick, however, hit off the left upright and bounced out, prompting fans to jump on Michaels.
— Mario Millan (@papoocho51) January 17, 2021
Al Michaels with the ultimate broadcaster jinx right there.
— Lukas Weese (@Weesesports) January 17, 2021
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— mike kissinger (@MK_239) January 17, 2021
Me, after Al Michaels saying Tucker almost never misses:
"He's going to miss."
— Paul Brenon (@pmbrenon) January 17, 2021
Al Michaels: “[Tucker] almost never misses”
— Adam (@_adamhess) January 17, 2021
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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.