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Patriots miss one of the most disastrous field-goal attempts in Super Bowl history

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It may have came early in the game, but considering how tight most Super Bowls are, Stephen Gostkowski’s missed field goal could end up haunting the Patriots.

While 26-yard field goals are usually chip shots, this attempt went very wrong from the start.

A low snap was bobbled by the holder. Gostkowski was forced to delay his approach and ended up shanking the ball of the left upright.


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The Eagles led the game 9-3 at the time and added another touchdown to take a 15-3 lead.

After the ensuing drive, New England added a field goal to cut the lead to 15-6.

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Jake Harp has been with The Western Journal since 2014. His writing primarily focuses on sports and their intersection with politics, culture, and religion.
Jake Harp joined Liftable Media in 2014 after graduating from Grove City College. Since then he has worked in several roles, mostly focusing on social media and story assignment. Jake lives in Western New York where, in a shocking display of poor parenting, he tries to pass down his Buffalo sports fandom to his daughter.
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