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.