5 Worst Decisions The Baltimore Ravens Ever Made
5. Sticking With Billy Cundiff
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Because we all wish we could forget Cundiff was ever the Ravens kicker, a picture of him in a Cleveland Browns uniform seemed easier to look at. Billy Cundiff was the Ravens kicker after Steven Hauschka missed a game winning kick against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings. Things started off well for Cundiff’s stint with the Ravens. Then the warning signs crept in.
In the 2011 regular season, Cundiff attempted 37 field goals. He made 28 of them. That season, Cundiff only made 75.7% of his field goals. If you were wondering, that’s typical Cundiff, whose career average is 76.2%. Cundiff was not a sure thing in Dallas. He was not a sure thing in Cleveland. When things started to get off track in Baltimore, the Ravens should have looked for a replacement. Billy Cundiff had an injury in the 2011 season that served as an excuse for a couple of missed field goals.
When the Ravens needed their kicker to step up the most, Cundiff hooked a 32 yard field goal. It was not even close. It was perhaps the worst kick in NFL history. It was a chip shot, a routine field goal that would have sent the 2012 AFC Championship Game to overtime. Instead the Ravens season ended in heartbreak at the hands of the New England Patriots. The Ravens should have never fell for it, Cundiff has missed big kicks with every team he’s been with.
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