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Blocked vs. Missed vs. Tipped Field Goals...distinctions? (1 Viewer)

Smack Tripper

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So Hartley's field goal squibbed when a St. Louis Defender got a hand on it at the end of the game.

We have a distinction in our league for -1 for Missed FG, but no penalty for a blocked FGwhich of course is something in play points wise.

Its how the league scores it. Right now its a missed FG but does the league ever apply distinctions to this in the game book?

 
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My first thought is that it would be considered a "miss" if it passed the line of scrimmage, and a "block" if it doesn't.

But I can also remember a few times where a kick was clearly blocked, then kinda rolled off to the side and eventually passed the line of scrimmage (even though it didn't go very far). That certainly seems like something that should count as a "block".

 
Odd distinction for your league. Statistically, blocked FGs are always missed FGs. Pretty sure above posters are incorrect though....the ball can go past the LOS and the defense still get credited with a "block". Pretty sure this is one of the subjective stats, much like tackles (you'd be surprised at how much subjectivity goes into who to credit with a tackle sometimes). Common sense SHOULD apply- if the contact of the ball with the defender's hands caused it to miss- it's a block.

 
Odd distinction for your league. Statistically, blocked FGs are always missed FGs. Pretty sure above posters are incorrect though....the ball can go past the LOS and the defense still get credited with a "block". Pretty sure this is one of the subjective stats, much like tackles (you'd be surprised at how much subjectivity goes into who to credit with a tackle sometimes). Common sense SHOULD apply- if the contact of the ball with the defender's hands caused it to miss- it's a block.
I've seen where the ball goes flying in the wrong direction but past the LOS and is a block. If the ball is slightly tilted off trajectory by a defender along the LOS but the ball travels pretty far they usually count that as a miss not a block.

 

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