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Three missed extra points and five missed field goals against the 2018 Saints are eliciting feelings of some seriously bad juju Youth Manti Te'o Jersey , and that’s a good thing!"In their second game against the Buccaneers, something happened that has become a semi-regular occurrence during the Saints’ 2018 season. Former Tulane kicker, Cairo Santos, missed two field goals, one from 46 and one from 40 yards. True Manti Te'o Jersey Stitched , Santos has only hit 71.9% of his career field goals between 40 and 49 yards. But you have to admit, when it comes to kicking against the Saints this year, no kick from any distance is a gimme.The trend started, back in September, in week two against the Cleveland Browns. Second year kicker Zane Gonzalez Youth Tommylee Lewis Jersey , the NCAA record holder for career points by a kicker and Lou Groza Award winner, missed two extra points and two field goals. During the fourth quarter, Gonzalez missed an extra point that would have given the Browns the lead with 1:16 left to play. Will Lutz made a 44 yarder after the Saints marched down the field, then Gonzalez missed a 52 yarder to send the game into overtime. The Saints barely won and the Browns gave Gonzalez his pink slip the very next day.In October, against the Ravens Tommylee Lewis Jersey Stitched , kicker misfortune struck again. After never missing an extra point since high school and making 222 of 222 of his first career extra points in the NFL, two time All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker did just that while handing the Saints another razor thin victory. With a 90.5% career field goal percentage, Tucker is officially the most accurate kicker in NFL history. His 97.2% extra point conversion rate made this extremely rare miss even more shocking, especially since Tucker is still enjoying his second best season of his career at a cool 92.9% field goal conversion rate for the year.Perhaps there were no words for his freak miss that encapsulated the moment better than his expression following his first professional missed extra point.Of course it doesn’t help when the announcer lays out the old broadcaster curse.The Saints won both of those games with the help of their opponents’ kicking performances. Those two wins could prove to be major factors in the Saints’ final playoff seeding. But the bad kicking juju didn’t end there.In November, Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 51 yard field goal wide right. Zuerlein doesn’t have an amazing history kicking from 50+ yards (58.7% career from 50+) Youth Tyeler Davison Jersey , but the play became a 10 point swing as the Saints then used the short field to march towards a touchdown and extend their second quarter lead to two scores. It was a momentum shifting miss for sure.So far the Saints’ list of kicking victims in 2018 includes Gonzalez, Tucker, Zuerlein, and Santos. Two more solid veteran kickers in Carolina’s Graham Gano and Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell will face the Saints in the coming three weeks. Both boast career field goal percentages in the low to mid 80’s and career extra point percentages in the mid 90’s.Yet something has me thinking one or both of them is going to miss one when it might matter most. Fingers crossed.Saints are in better shape than experts think: Podcast The boys thank God the Browns Browned it all up Sunday so the Saints could win 21-18. The Saints have given up bombs on defense in 5 straight games. WTF?!? Michael Thomas is on pace for 224 catches; that seems unhealthy. Sean Payton committed a crime against clock management. Dave loves Mark Ingram even more, plus Juge’s Judgements! Become a Patron and get access to more shows for as little as $1 dollar a month and help us raise enough money to do daily podcast.Want to join the fun or ask the guys a question Tyeler Davison Jersey Stitched , tweet them @PodcastSaints, like their Facebook page,or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.Drunk Saints History Archive!Our NEW Patreon page is live: https://www.patreon.com/SaintsHappyHourPodbean will remain active and ALL new Patron content will be loaded to the Podbean Patron page as well as the new Patreon page. You don’t have to switch but if you want to, the option is there. If you want to have access to Patron only content and not use Podbean consider supporting us through Patreon. WARNING: podcast contains explicit language
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