Goody wrote:Yes, a blocked kick counts as a missed field goal, even on the kickers statistics (outside of fantasy football). Hope this helps!
This is not always the case. We had an issue with this in our league as well, and so we looked into the NFL Rules and the way that Elias treats the different FG block situations statistically.
Here is the write up from our league on this. Keep in mind our league's scoring rules are referenced in here, so you'll have to substitute in your league's rules: A question has came up about how our league scores FG Attempts which are blocked.
Our League Scoring Rules assign the following scores for any kick that is recorded statistically by the NFL as a misssed FG attempt. By NFL rule, all blocked FG attempts are considered missed FG attempts.
> -1 point to the Kicker who missed the kick due to the block
> 0 points to the Special Teams unit who blocked the kick
(the special teams unit only scores points if they block the kick and return it the other way for a TD)
In order for a kick attempt to be considered a blocked kick by the NFL, the Kicker must kick the ball, and a defender gets a hand on the ball, AND the ball does not travel beyond the line of scrimmage.
If a kicker gets the kick off and a defender gets a hand on the ball and the ball travels past the line of scrimmage, this is scored by the NFL as a deflected kick, and is not reported statistically as a blocked kick, therefore there are no FFL scoring impacts in this case.
If a kicking unit aborts the kick attempt, as in the case of a fake FG attempt where the holder runs the ball or in the case of a bad snap in which the kicker never gets a chance to kick, these situations are not recorded by the NFL as missed FG's, and do NOT subtract points from the Kicker. There are also no K scoring impacts for your FFL kicker in these situations.