Can't Beat 'em? Curse 'em
Neil Rackers' kick was doomed before it even left his foot.
It was Nov. 25, Week 12 of the 2007 season, eight minutes into overtime. Seconds earlier, the Cardinals had seemingly beaten the 49ers when Rackers blasted the ball through the uprights from 27 yards. For the briefest of moments, Arizona was 6–5 and one game out of first in the NFC West. Then came a delay-of-game penalty, which negated the field goal and backed the Cardinals up five yards. Naturally, on Rackers' second try, ...
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