If you know anything about the Cleveland Browns, you also know that their kicker, Zane Gonzalez, should be the newest poster boy of a franchise defined by painful losses.
The Browns were well on their way to stealing a much-needed win on the road in New Orleans against the Saints until Gonzalez got his chance to make his mark – four times.
Gonzalez finished with a 0-for-2 line on extra points as a professional kicker.
Zane Gonzalez today:— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 16, 2018
Browns lose by 3. pic.twitter.com/jFERv2dHVI
Sure, since the PAT's were moved back a little bit they're no longer chip shots, but Gonzalez missed both of them. The second one came with a chance to give Clevland the lead after a 47-yard bomb from Tyrod Taylor to Antonio Callaway on 4th down with 1:16 remaining that tied things up at 18-18.
But he wasn't done yet. After the Browns miraculously battled back to set up a 53-yard FG attempt with just seconds remaining following a late-game field goal by the Saints, Gonzalez blew the money line upset chance again with a shank to the right.
The Browns let another opportunity to erase the zero from the win column slip away, as kicker Zane Gonzalez missed an extra point and field goal in the final 1:16 in a three-point loss. Gonzalez missed two extra points and two field goals in the 21-18... https://t.co/t7cXwxdgJX— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) September 16, 2018
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