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Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:31 am
Edited on: September 13, 2011 9:15 am
Sep 12, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raidres kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts after kicking a 63-yard field goal in the second quarter as Denver Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman (21) watches at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

As far as NFL games goes, the second-half of the Monday Night Football doubleheader featuring the Raiders and the Broncos has been sloppy and chocked full of penalties. But through the first 30 minutes of play, Oakland has been the better team, more consistent in all phases, including their two-minute defense and offense.

The chain of events that led to Sebastian Janikowski's NFL record-tying 63-yard field goal started with 24 seconds left in the first half and the Raiders leading 13-3. Oakland safety Matt Giordano picked off a Kyle Orton pass as Denver was driving.

The Raiders took over on their own 24-yard line and a Broncos personal foul coupled with a Jason Campbell screen pass to Marcel Reece that went for 16 yards got the Raiders to the Denver 45-yard line.

With five seconds on the clock, Janikowski took the field and calmly split the uprights from 63 yards away. And we're not kidding. There was never a question.

In pregame, Sea Bass made a 70-yarder going in the same direction. His previous career long is 61 yards. For his career, Janikowski is 29 for 56 from 50-plus yards, and he's now made three field goals from beyond 60 yards.

Janikowski joins Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam as the only other NFL players to convert from 63 yards (see videos below).

While the preseason doesn't count in the record books, Ola Kimrin converted a 65-yard field goal in 2002.

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Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 8:34 am

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Firstly, it's not spelled C-Bass - pretty obvious you have no idea what you're doing.  I won't correct you here so you have a chance to figure it out for yourself and maybe better you weak skills someday.  Secondly, the fact that it was in Denver is negated by the fact that it had been raining, pouring even, most of the night, which will make the air denser and ball the altitude really had nothing to do with the fact that the guy has a Hall of Fame leg.  

Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:29 am

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

tom dempsey kicked his in new orleans.
elam and sebs were in denver. big difference. 

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:49 am

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

It must be football season......Only headlines coming out of Oakland are of Field Goals....YIPPEE the kicker did his job!!!!

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 5:49 am

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

AFter many a DUi and several pounds of weight gain. Sebastian is finally a record holder.

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