Sunday, January 22, 2012
Cundiff looking to kick road troubles
By Jamison Hensley
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Half of the Ravens' past four meetings with the New England Patriots have been decided by three points. That's why field goals could be crucial in today's AFC championship game. And that's why Ravens need kicker Billy Cundiff to overcome his struggles on the road.
In one of the most extreme statistical splits in the NFL this season, Cundiff is 19-for-19 on field goals in Baltimore and 11-for-20 on his attempts on the road. These problems are surprising for Cundiff, a Pro Bowl kicker last season who was 14-of-15 on the road (including playoffs) in 2010.
But Cundiff said he isn't worried about these struggles extending into Gillette Stadium.
"I can kind of judge my work for the postseason on the game at Cincinnati and the game we just had at home," Cundiff told The Baltimore Sun. "Both were cold-weather games, both were windy games, so I think they prepped me real well for this game because it’s going to be cooler. It may not be as windy, but with their open end zone, it does kind of create some challenges, and I feel like I’m ready for it."