For the fourth time this season and for the third straight game, Stephen Gostkowski has missed an extra point. The New England Patriots scored a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and Gostkowki failed to extend the lead to seven by missing his extra-point attempt wide right.
Last season, Gostkowski converted on 98% of his extra-point attempts, missing only once in 50 tries. After successfully converting on his second extra-point attempt of the game in Buffalo, Stephen Gostkowski has converted on only 73.3% of his attempts at 11-for-15.
Interestingly, the kicker’s struggles on extra points have not translated into issues in field goal attempts as Gostkowski is 6-for-7 on the year in field goal kicking and a perfect 5-for-5 from inside of 39 yards. Some speculate that an injury might be responsible for the 35-year-old’s struggles this season.
Gostkowski’s five missed kicks in 2019 haven’t mattered at all with the Patriots routinely blowing teams out, but this could become a major issue if it isn’t fixed before New England hits the tougher part of its schedule in the second half of the season.