Stephen Gostkowski’s game-winning field goal from 25 yards out gave the Tennessee Titans a 16-14 victory over the Broncos. But it was only after three missed field goals and a botched extra point.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Stephen Gostkowski overcame a nightmare of a game to kick the game-winning field goal from 25 yards out, giving the Tennessee Titans a 16-14 victory.
Gostkowki’s meltdown almost cost the Titans the season-opening game against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Tennessee’s win over the Broncos was much closer than it should have been after Gostkowski missed three field goals and an extra point, leaving 10 points on the board.
Entering Monday’s game, the 15th-year veteran had never missed three field goals in one game. Gostkowski was off the mark from 47 and 42 yards and had a 44-yard attempt blocked. He has now missed an extra point attempt in four consecutive games.
Gostkowski joined former Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey, who is now with the Cleveland Browns, as the only kickers in the last 10 seasons to miss four kicks in a win.
While with the Patriots last season, Gostkowski made 87.5% of his field-goal attempts and was good on 7 out of 8 attempts before being placed on injured reserve last October. The Patriots released Gostkowski in March. The 36-year old kicker had hip surgery during the offseason and was picked up by the Titans.
Tennessee signed Gostkowski to a one-year, $2.75 million deal in a move that was supposed to sure up their kicking game. To make room for Gostkowski, the Titans released kicker Greg Joseph 11 days before the season opener.
Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Titans are 1-9 on field-goal attempts over their last nine regular-season game. Tennessee made only 44.4% of their field goal attempts last season; over 20% worse than the next closest teams (Jets 67.9%). That’s also the only time since 2001 that a team made less than 60% of their field goal attempts