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Kicking field goals in a driving rainstorm leads to doom

Here's a general rule for NFL coaches: Whenever possible, avoid long field-goal attempts in a damn monsoon.

OK, it wasn't literally a monsoon in Pittsburgh tonight, but a driving rainstorm put the Kansas City Chiefs in a difficult place as Cairo Santos came on the field to attempt a 49-yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half at Heinz Field.

This was the hat trick of kicking failure: Bobbled hold, missed kick, kicker ends up on his arse.

Frankly, Santos deserves credit for coming that close to making the kick. That thing had no business flirting with a three-point score.

This qualifies as excitement on a lost night for the Chiefs and NBC.

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