Raiders’ Janikowski nails 61-yard field goal

Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski has kicked a 61-yard field goal

on the final play of the first half against the Cleveland Browns.

It’s the fourth longest field goal in NFL history.

Janikowski kicked a low liner that barely cleared the cross bar,

hitting the goose-neck support and bouncing back onto the field

Sunday. It was a career-long kick and a team record for the

powerful left-footer. He was mobbed by a few teammates after

pulling the Raiders within 17-9.

Janikowski’s previous best was a 57-yarder last season in

overtime to beat the New York Jets.

Tom Dempsey of New Orleans (1970) and Jason Elam of Denver

(1998) hold the league with record with 63-yarders. Matt Bryant of

Tampa Bay (2006) kicked a 62-yarder.