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Why Kicking a Field Goal is Harder Than it Looks

Clip: Season 46 | 3m 28s Video has closed captioning.

Kicking a field goal seems pretty straightforward: you just kick the ball as hard as you can between the goal posts at the back of the end zone. But if it were that easy, then kickers would almost never miss. Join physicist Tim Gay and semi-pro football kicker Hermes Lima as they explain all the factors that go into kicking a successful field goal.

Aired: 02/06/19

Rating: NR

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