October 22, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons replacement kicker Giorgio Tavecchio reacts to making his third fieldgoal of the game against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter during a 23-20 victory in a NFL football game on Monday, Oct 22, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Comptonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio woefully missed a 52-yard field after the team’s opening drive stalled at the Jets’ 34-yard line on Thursday.
The Jets held a 6-0 lead after one quarter as the Falcons’ first-teamers had a less-than spectacular showing.
It was Tavecchio’s second miss of the exhibition season.
He also missed a 54-yard field goal attempt in the exhibition opener against the Broncos on Aug. 1.
Tavecchio is attempting to replace the dependable Matt Bryant.
Tavecchio made all five of his field-goal attempts in part-time duty with the Falcons last season, including 50 and 56-yarders in a 23-20 victory over the Giants. The 28-year-old is stumbling as he tries to replace Bryant, who had 250 field goals in 10 seasons with the Falcons.