Justin Tucker is the best kicker in football, and has been for pretty much the entirety of his seven-year NFL career. The word “automatic” is thrown around far too much when it comes to athletes, but Tucker had truly been automatic in the extra point department entering the Baltimore Ravens’ game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

And even into the last minute.

With the Saints leading 24-17, Joe Flacco led the Ravens on a six-play, 81-yard drive capped off with a 14-yard touchdown pass to John Brown. Justin Tucker came on for the extra point to try to tie the game 24-24, having made 222-of-222 extra point attempts in his career.

He’s now 222-of-223 (skip to the 1-minute mark for the miss):

The Ravens’ onside kick attempt failed, and New Orleans won 24-23.

Tucker’s face says it all:

And so does Flacco’s:

The Saints will certainly take it, and now have a 5-1 record on the season. The Ravens would’ve been atop the AFC North with a victory, but fall to third place with a 4-3 record.

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