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Football Missed Field Goal

What is a missed field goal in football? When a kicker misses a field goal it's a turnover. Get ready to learn about football missed field goals.

Missed Field Goal

A missed field goal in football happens when the kicker kicks the ball and misses the goal post. Missed field goals result in a change of possession.

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On missed field goals the ball is placed on the football field:

It all depends on what yard line the kick was attempted on.

20 Yard Line

If the missed field goal happens within the opposing team's 20 yard line, the ball is placed on the 20 yard line.

Field Goal Spot

If the missed field goal happens outside the opposing team's 20 yard line, the ball is placed at the spot of the kick.

Football Downs

On a missed field goal, the opposing team gets the ball along with a new set of four downs. The first down line is placed ten yards away from the scrimmage line.

Football Missed Extra Point

After the offense scores a touchdown, the team that has just scored often opts to try for an "extra point," which is a short field attempt worth an additional point if scored. If the kicker misses the extra, there is no further penalty aside from not being awarded the point and the team that has just scored proceeds to kickoff to the opposing team per usual following a touchdown.

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