Falcons watch near-perfect Koo miss costly FG in loss to KC


Atlanta Falcons place kicker Younghoe Koo, right, walks off the field after missing a 39-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Falcons 17-14. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The one thing the Atlanta Falcons could count on all season was Younghoe Koo, their Pro Bowl kicker who had made 27 consecutive field-goal attempts. So when he sliced a 39-yard attempt wide right Sunday that would have sent their game against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to overtime – well, that’s pretty much how the season has gone for a team that was instead left to dwell on its seventh loss in a one-possession game.

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