Brett Maher, kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, missed four field goals against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card game on Monday. The two sides locked horns at the Raymond James Stadium.
Dallas led Tampa 24-6 midway through the fourth quarter.
Maher was trolled on social media, some Twitter users saying that he is playing for opposition quarterback Tom Brady.
“NFL SCRIPT WRITERS MAKING BRETT MAHER MISS THESE XTRA POINTS TO PUSH THE BRADY COMEBACK AGENDA #DallasCowboys,” a Twitter user said.
“If Brady somehow comes back I’m not sure Maher will ever leave his house again,” another one said.
“Missing 4 extra points is suspect as hell. Maher better not be gambling out there on the field,” a third one tweeted.
By missing the four straight extra points, Maher became the first player in NFL history to miss three or more in a playoff game.
Maher made 50 of 53 extra points in the regular season, missing his last one in Week 18 — meaning he has missed five in a row.
He was wide right on his first two kicks Monday night, pulled his third try wide left and then hit the top of the right upright on his fourth attempt.
Maher was solid on field goals this season, going 29 of 32 (90.6%) — including 9 of 11 from 50 yards or more, with a long of 60.
Dak Prescott connected with tight end Dalton Schultz, for the game’s opening touchdown. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback then rushed for one six-pointer before Schultz caught one more.
Prescott faked two hand-offs only to find wide receiver Michael Gallup for his team’s fourth touchdown.
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, who threw a red zone interception in the first half, threw a 30-yard bomb into the end zone to Julio Jones for his team’s first touchdown.