The NFL moved the extra points back to the 15-yard line before the season to make them less automatic.
It staked the Broncos to a 7-6 lead following a strange turnover after what was ruled an incomplete pass was challenged by the Patriots and overturned into a lateral-pass fumble that New England recovered.
And in a kicker’s true worst nightmare, that miss ended up mattering quite a bit. The Patriots scored a late touchdown to pull to within 20-18, meaning they had to go for two to try and force overtime rather kick an extra point. The two-point conversion attempt came up short, and the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl.