Just for kicks (All Tucker-ed out)

Oct. 22, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 7 results


Leads By


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Denver @ Arizona Denver Denver Denver
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Tennessee @ L.A. Chargers (London) L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers Tennessee
New England @ Chicago New England New England New England
Buffalo @ Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis
Houston @ Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville Houston
Detroit @ Miami Miami Miami Miami
Minnesota @ N.Y. Jets Minnesota Minnesota New York Jets
Carolina @ Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia
Cleveland @ Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Cleveland
New Orleans @ Baltimore Baltimore New Orleans Baltimore
Dallas @ Washington Dallas Washington Dallas
L.A. Rams @ San Francisco L.A. Rams L.A. Rams San Francisco
Cincinnati @ Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City
Monday, October 22, 2018
N.Y. Giants @ Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta New York Giants
Byes: Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

There’s a first time for everything, even when you are into your seventh pro season as the most accurate place-kicker the league has ever known. And for Justin Tucker, that first time came at the most inopportune time on Sunday afternoon in one of the pivotal moments of the Gehlke Bros. Football season.

It was a two-split weekend for the Bros, who have so far managed to keep things tight in the battle for the Surfy Trophy. Baltimore was trying to keep things tight against visiting New Orleans, trailing by a touchdown with only seconds remaining when Joe Flacco hit John Brown with a 16-yard pass that looked like it would set up the Ravens to take the game to overtime. All they had to do was tack on the extra point, which seemed a mere formality as Tucker came out onto the field. He had hit 222 consecutive PATs — a perfect mark dating to 2012.

And then everyone watched in disbelief as his kick veered wide to the right. “Are you kidding me?” FOX sports anchor Chris Myers said as a wide-eyed Tucker headed back to the sidelines. The Senior Bro might have uttered a similar sentiment, albeit with some more colorful word choices, as Baltimore’s 24-23 loss meant having to win the remaining split to avoid falling 2 games behind in the Surfy standings.

Minutes later in Washington, D.C., it was like deja vu as the Cowboys lined up for a potential game-tying 47-yard field goal to take the Redskins to overtime. But Dallas got a 5-yard “snap infraction” penalty during the kick, and Brett Maher’s subsequent attempt at a now-52-yard boot banged off the right goal post as the ‘Skins preserved a 20-17 win over their division rivals.

… A win that built the Junior Bro’s lead back to a deuce for the first time since Week 1.

Sean turned in the season’s most dominant performance so far, winning Week 7 with his 11-3 record. Glenn was second at 9-5, while Ben continued his descent into the depths of prognostication futility by going 5-9. Mutually correct predictions included Denver, New England Indianapolis and Kansas City. We all missed out on Detroit and Carolina’s wins.