Kickers sometimes are an afterthought, but they are key to Super Bowl success

Atlanta (CNN)Football fans see it almost every year: A team’s season coming to an end because of a missed field goal by its kicker. But a kicker has also been the source of other fans’ euphoria, like when Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 57-yarder in overtime against the New Orleans Saints to reach Super Bowl LIII. It was the longest game-winning field goal in postseason history. Zuerlein also converted a game-tying 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said. Inside the mind of a kicker Both kickers in this Sunday’s Super Bowl agree that kicking is more cerebral than anything. “Probably 90-10 I …