Kickers have one of the best and worst jobs in American football. Firstly, they take less damage than other players and have the chance to be heroes. But when everything goes wrong, everybody remembers this. Cundiff discovered this in 2012 when he missed a game-deciding kick in the AFC Championship Game.
However, he became one of the NFL’s biggest scapegoats. That’s because a glitchy scoreboard forced him to rush his kick. But the Vikings had a timeout and they could have used it. It was a messy situation and some people speculated that there were nefarious forces at work (via Star Tribune).