Barth snaps streak, but starts a new one
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth said he felt great when his 55-yard field goal attempt left his foot late in the first half Sunday.
The kick certainly had enough distance. But Barth said a gust of wind helped push it off the left upright, snapping his stellar, franchise-record streak of 25 consecutive field goals, which was the longest current streak in the NFL.
“I can’t get any luck,” Barth said, smiling. “Whenever I hit the post, it never kisses in for me – it always goes right back.”
Barth said the streak never crossed his mind, but he started a new one, connecting on an 27-yarder in the 4th. He’s now 10-for-11 on the season, with Sunday’s 55-yarder his first miss in nearly a year, since Oct. 16, 2011 (55 at New Orleans).
“I can see it in my head, nine times out of 10, I put that thing in there,” Barth said. “I thought it’d sneak in. But main thing is we won.”
-- JOE SMITH