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VIDEO: Shaun Suisham Is Very Wide Left On Field Goal Attempt During Super Bowl XLV


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Washington Redskins fans love to rag on Shaun Suisham for coming up short in pressure situations. As a kicker for the Redskins, Suisham developed his uncanny ability to miss the worst field goal attempts at the worst times. Most notably, he shanked a 23-yard field goal last season, preventing a win against the then-undefeated Saints. He then went to Dallas, where two missed field goals in the playoffs ended his stay.

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So it was a pretty obvious bet that Suisham would miss a field goal as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. It didn't happen on his first attempt, but finally, Suisham came through for us in a big way. Not only did he miss this 52-yard field goal, but he missed it very, very badly. As our own Martin Shatzer put it: "You could have put two more sets of goal posts to the right of the normal goal posts and he still would have missed."

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Of course, we should also be blaming the Steelers for even putting a guy like Suisham in a position to shank that field goal, but that goes without saying.