The 49ers' Crappy Turf Helped Shank A Ravens Field Goal

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Justin Tucker is one of the best kickers in the NFL. Even he’s no match for the grass at Levi’s Stadium, which in just its second year has emerged among the league’s worst.

Watch the turf cave in under Tucker’s plant foot on his 45-yard, fourth quarter attempt that would have brought the Ravens within three.


Look at that thing! It’s a crater. Tucker’s kick bounced off the upright, and with good field position the 49ers marched down the field and scored a touchdown to salt things away.

And then the earth opened up to swallow Tucker and Sam Koch forever.