History Made as No Kicker Scores in Snowy Lions-Eagles GameDecember 9, 2013
A snowstorm made for a wild game between the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The snowy conditions also led to history being made, via Chris Chase of USA Today's For The Win.
For the first time since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, there was an NFL game in which no kicker recorded a point. It hadn't been done in 56 years, according to Chase Stuart of FootballPerspective.com. Philadelphia was also involved in that game, although it lost 6-0.
Philadelphia came away with a 34-20 victory over Detroit. Yes, 54 points scored and not a single point by a kicker. Eight touchdowns were scored, but only one extra point, which the Eagles blocked, was attempted. Neither team attempted a field goal.
The Lions had a particularly rough day. They had to attempt an extra point after a false start backed them up, and they had seven fumbles, losing three.
The two teams combined to attempt seven two-point conversions. Detroit made one of its two attempts, and Philadelphia made two of its five attempts.
It was a wild game for fans to watch. The snow made it tough to see much in the first quarter, but it certainly made the game more thrilling, as both teams were forced to go for two-point conversions.
Don't forget the Super Bowl will be outdoors at MetLife Stadium this season. This game could have been a preview to what kind of conditions the Super Bowl could be played in. If so, it could be a wild game.