There is most definitely no one on the Steelers’ roster that has struggled this season like Chris Boswell. After earning a sizeable long-term contract, Boswell has turned into the worst kicker in the NFL, statistically speaking. No kicker has missed more kicks this season than Boswell.
Boswell, who’s missed five extra point attempts this season, nailed his only two point-after attempts to start the game, but then missed a 32-yarder that could have extended the Steelers’ lead to 17-7 early in the 3rd quarter.
Just about all of Steelers Nation was cutting Boswell for the front office. And after the Steelers drove down the field late in the 4th quarter holding a 4-point lead, Boswell trotted out to redeem himself and put the Steelers back up by seven.
And from 48 yards out, a Boswell kick has never looked more beautiful. The kick sailed right down the middle of the uprights and sent Heinz Field into a frenzy.
The most important thing to take away from this isn’t that was arguably the biggest attempt of the season, and Boswell came through. Maybe this could solve the mental issues he’s dealt with this season, and if so, that’s only great for the Steelers. After all, he was a Pro Bowl kicker a season ago. Let’s hope this solved the yips he has been dealing with in 2018.