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Kai Forbath: Hitting Ground First Caused Missed Extra Point At Pittsburgh

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Kai Forbath said the extra point he missed Sunday in the Washington Redskins’ loss at Pittsburgh occurred because his toe hit the grass during the process of kicking the football.


“There’s no excuse ever for a missed extra point, but I just hit the ground a little bit so it came off low,” Forbath said. “I hit the ground before I hit the ball, so I just didn’t hit it clean. It kind of made me realize you can’t take any kick for granted, even though they’re supposed to be the easy ones. I’ve just got to focus on those every single time.”

Forbath, who missed the extra point in the second quarter, later made a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 45-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

The 48-yarder was more notable because it was not only his first try after the miss, but it came into the open end zone at Heinz Field – one of the more difficult kicks in the NFL.

“Going towards the open end, the ball was going a bit shorter in warmups, but 48 was definitely within our range that day,” Forbath said.

He’s now made all six of his field goal attempts, including five from greater than 40 yards, in his three games.

“I was happy to put that one behind me,” Forbath said. “I knew that was a fluke. I know that won’t happen again, so I just put that behind me and went out and kicked it like I normally would.”

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