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Onside kick: Success rate doesn’t make it exciting

Remember when the post-touchdown conversion was so boring? For decades in the NFL, teams had only one option after scoring a touchdown. The extra point. It equated to about a 19/20 yard field goal and the seasonal success rate was usually between 98 or 99 percent. Finally,...

Long fIeld goals in NFL: 60+ will soon be just ‘very good’

On September 26, 2021, Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens set an NFL record. With three seconds remaining and his team trailing the Lions 17-16, he booted a 66-yard field goal that hit the crossbar and bounced over for the victory. The successful field goal was the longest...