Ravens Harbaugh backs Billy Cundiff

By Dan S

Ravens Coach John Harbaugh addressed the status of much maligned kicker Billy Cundiff on Tuesday stating that if healthy Cundiff will be the team’s kicker going forward.  Cundiff has struggled this season hitting just 75.7 % (28-for-37) of his attempts this season.  Cundiff apparently played through a calf injury that affected his accuracy.  Baltimore signed veteran Shayne Graham prior to the week 16 game against Cleveland.  Graham was good on both of his field goal attempts while Cundiff was inactive against the Browns.   Cundiff returned for week 17 in Cincinnati and was good on his only field goal attempt and three PATs on the day.

Cundiff’s struggles this season have all come on the road.  While he’s a perfect 17-for-17 on field goals attempts at home Cundiff has hit just 11 of 20 attempts on the road.  His two worst games of the season came in a week 10 loss at Seattle when he missed two of three attempts and a week 13 win at Cleveland when he missed two of three attempts.  The good news for Cundiff, assuming he’s healthy, is that Baltimore will have at least one home game in the playoffs.  If the Ravens Super Bowl hopes come down to a Cundiff field goal attempt on the road there will be a lot of nervous people in Baltimore and along the Ravens sideline.

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