NO WAY: Brett Maher’s First Attempt of the Night Was Blocked

After missing a record FOUR extra points last week, Brett Maher was given a vote of confidence by Mike McCarthy. Maybe McCarthy is regretting that now.

Maher’s first attempt of the night was BLOCKED … and that may be lucky, because it looked like it was going to miss by a mile before that.

I know that some people (including Webster’s Dictionary) like to throw the term “Yips” around, and I don’t usually buy into that stuff, but what other explanation is there at this point?

Maher has been brutally bad in his chances this postseason. The blowout win over the Buccaneers didn’t warrant any big kicks, but this game seems like it might. It’ll be interesting to see what Mike McCarthy does on a borderline field goal situation.

Even with the block, it’s a pretty uncommon occurrence. As Adam Schefter tweeted, Maher’s blocked extra point tonight was just the eighth of the season:

And, of course, the internet had fun with it:

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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