Most Missed PATs in a Football Game
The point after touchdown (PAT) is typically considered to be a relatively short kick for NFL kickers, with a 94.65% success rate in 2022. Regardless, there are still a handful of misses each year. In some rare occasions, kickers will miss multiple PATs in a single game, which is considered to be a costly mistake. Read on to learn which kickers have missed the most PATs in a single NFL game.
Most PATs Missed in an NFL Game
|Brett Maher||4||2023||Dallas Cowboys|
|Matt Gay||3||2019||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Roger Ruzek||3||1993||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Max Zendejas||3||1986||Washington Redskins|
|Bob Thomas||3||1985||San Diego Chargers|
|David Trout||3||1981||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Rick Danmeier||3||1980||Minnesota Vikings|
|Tom Dempsey||3||1976||Los Angeles Rams|
|Sam Baker||3||968||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Billy Atkins||3||1960||Buffalo Bills|
Which Player Has Missed the Most PATs in an NFL Game?
Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys is the only kicker to miss more than three PATs in a single NFL game when he missed four in a 2022 Wild Card matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Considering the league average in 2022 was 94.65%, Maher missing four out of five attempts (20%) is well under the standard.
Nine players throughout the history of the NFL have missed three PATs in a single game. Typically, if a kicker misses three PATs, they will be taken out of the game and the team will go for a two-point conversion, making it impossible for the kicker to miss four. However, in the case of Brett Maher, the Cowboys elected to leave him in the game. Maher ended the night by making his final attempt.
What are the most PATs that were missed in a single NFL game?
The most missed PATs in a single NFL game is four, which happened when Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys missed four out of five attempts in a 2022 Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nine players are tied for the second-most PATs missed in a single game with three. No other player has missed more than two PATs in an NFL Playoff game.
What are the most PATs that were missed in a single NFL regular season game?
The most PATs missed in a single NFL regular season game is three. Nine players are tied for the record. The only time more PATs were missed happened in a playoff game, when Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys missed four PATs in a Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.