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Bills’ Tyler Bass feels ‘terrible’ after wide-right kick

“Wide Right” will take on even more poignant meaning for the Bills and their fans.

Kicker Tyler Bass added his name just below Scott Norwood in franchise history.

It wasn't the Super Bowl, but I still remember the heartbreak after Bass missed a 44-yard field goal try to the right that would have tied the game with 1:47 remaining.

Instead, the Bills once again suffered a crushing 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on a windy Sunday night at Highmark Stadium in the AFC Divisional Round.

Bass said the hold and snap were good on this play.

“Ultimately you can put it on me,” Bass told reporters after the game. “I've got to do a better job of defending my goals. I've got to do a better job of playing left to right a little bit better. I've been playing here a long time, so that's what you have to do. I knew that. … It didn't work out. I feel terrible. I love this team, but this team hurts so much.”

In Sunday's game against the Bills, Tyler Bass missed a field goal that would have tied the game with less than two minutes remaining. Getty Images
Tyler Bass reacts after a costly mistake in the Bills' loss to the Chiefs in the district round. AP

This is the third time in the last four years that the Bills have lost to the Chiefs in the postseason.

Quarterback Josh Allen hugged Bass as the team headed back through the tunnel after the loss.

“I wish he hadn't been put in that situation,” Allen said. “You win as a team, and you lose as a team. One play doesn't define the game.”

The most infamous “wide right field” in Bills history occurred in 1991 when Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal to the right that would have won Super Bowl XXV against the Giants.

Bills kicker Scott Norwood reacts after missing field goal late in the game
against the Giants in Super Bowl XXV. AP

Instead, Big Blue earned a 20-19 victory.

After the game, Bass said his teammates gave him “nothing but love.”

“We have a special bond with this building,” Bass said. “I'm forever grateful for that. I'll be forever grateful to be a Buffalo Bill. I'm sorry I'm hurting right now and I'm going to put this feeling into the offseason.”

The Bills star didn't make a big play late, as wide receiver Stefon Diggs (3 catches, 21 yards) got his hands on a perfectly thrown long pass from Allen about eight minutes into the game. Bass wasn't the only player. That would put Buffalo closer to the Chiefs' 20-yard line.

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