EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 25: Dustin Hopkins #3 of the Washington Redskins kicks the game winning field goal against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants 29-27. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dustin Hopkins has enjoyed a relatively successful season as Washington’s kicker. He was 15/16 on field goal attempts heading into today’s game against the Lions. However, his day got off to a rough start with this field goal attempt in the second quarter:


Yes, that ball bounced off of the top of the upright.

It is an incredibly rare occurrence, but football fans paying attention know that this is the second time this has happened this season, albeit the first instance happened in the college ranks.

This may or may not come as consolation to Washington fans who lost by, you guessed it, a field goal.

About Ben Sieck

Ben is a recent graduate of Butler University where he served as Managing Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Butler Collegian. He currently resides in Indianapolis.