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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: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:04 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal




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Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

I know, wow, really a huge difference.  wow.  thats why every kicker who comes to denver kicks it 65 or 70 yards its common there.  I mean its so common every time Dempsey played in denver he did it. oh wait he didnt.  not to mention that dempsey played with a block in his shoe which allowed him to kick the ball straight away.  why the special shoe?  dempsey played in denver multiple times yet he never hit a 60+ yarder, why? i mean its so easy to do. everyone does it there.  oh wait they dont. get a life



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

I know its so much easier to kick them in Denver every great kicker that has come there has hit for 63.  no wait thats only been done twice there. i am so sick of people trying to make it because of the "thin air" get a life people.  name a great kicker from the past or present that hasnt played in Denver and I will show you a real rarity, theyve all played there yet janikowski and Elam (and he played there for 14 years) are the only ones to have done this. its just amazing to me how the ignorant will find a way to somehow diminish an accomplishment.  ok Toejam did you feel better now? do you feel validated, you have criticized a great feat (something only 3 men have done in 60 years), do you feel lifted up? somehow all better?



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Brews_&_Bears, I've noticed you've made about 5 comments on the Raiders in the past day. I'd say you're a bit obsessed. In any case, you're an idiot if you don't think tying an NFL record is a big deal.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Agreed, sea level vs being up a mile. Much thinner air.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Am I the only one on the face of the planet that saw that this was a 64 YARD FIELD GOAL.  Both Dempsey's and Elam's were spotted just INSIDE the hash and were actually 62.8 or 62.9.  Jani's was clearly right at the hash mark of the 46 yard line which makes his a 64 yarder.  Somebody needs to step up and make the appropriate change. 



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:57 am
 

Janikowski ties record with 63-yard field goal

Pretty Cool - to tie the all time record...  It's what a kicker lives for - making it when it counts..  I was young, but never will forget the Dempsey kick and  it won the game!!  Someone will make one 65 plus to win a game in the next decade...


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