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Janikowski Just Misses Making NFL History

With another season seemingly headed toward oblivion, fans of the Raiders have been in need of something to cheer about. On Sunday afternoon, they almost had it. With 1:15 left in the first half of Oakland’s 24-17 loss to the Houston Texans, Raiders placekicker Sebastian Janikowski lined up for what would’ve been an NFL-record 64-yard field goal. The Florida State product, who was drafted for moments just like this, crushed the ball and from the looks of it, had plenty of distance. Unfortunately, for Janikowski and the Raiders, the ball hit hit high off the right post and fell to the ground. Had it sailed through the uprights, Janikowski would’ve broken the NFL record of 63 yards set originally by Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970 and tied by Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998. 


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