Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins plunks top of upright

Print

The Washington Redskins lost by three points in Detroit, a fact we imagine will be running through Dustin Hopkins' head as he tries to get to sleep tonight.

The Redskins kicker lined up for a 45-yard field goal attempt with 4:56 to play in the second quarter on Sunday and proceeded to hit the ball on top of the left upright. The oblong sphere ricocheted off the post and back into the end zone. It was a highly unusual miss, to say the least.

The uprights were raised from 30 to 35 feet before the start of the 2014 season -- the so-called "Tucker Rule". Factoring in the crossbar, the total height of the goal post is 45 feet. So, Hopkins hit a target the size of a coaster from 45 yards away and 45 feet up. Ten bucks says he can't do it again.

Print

Fan Discussion