- Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal in the second quarter of the Super Bowl after a bobbled snap.
- The field goal attempt was set up by a great defensive play from Eagles safety Rodney McLeod on third down.
- It was the first Super Bowl miss of Gostkowski’s career.
Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal for the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the Super Bowl after a bobbled snap caused him to double-clutch his approach.
The attempt was set up by a big Eagles’ defensive stop on third down, when safety Rodney McLeod caught Brandin Cooks as the Patriots receiver attempted to jump over him.
Facing fourth and short, the Patriots elected to try for the field goal to cut the Eagles lead to 9-6. But after a bobbled snap, Gostkowski had to delay his approach on the ball, forcing a mishit that bounced off the left upright.
It was Gostkowski’s first miss in his Super Bowl career.