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Raiders Say Janikowski’s Kick Was Actually 64 Yards, Not 63

Terrelle Pryor won’t be the only member of the Oakland Raiders with an appeal pending with the NFL. This other one, however, is a little different. The Raiders are planning to appeal the distance on Sebastian Janikowski’s record-tying 63-yard field goal.

The team believes it was actually spotted from 64 yards out. The extra yard would bet the record previously set by Tom Dempsey (1970) and Jason Elam (1998) by one yard. “It means a lot,” Janikowski of the record, per Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I’m not big on setting goals, but I wanted to be 10 years in the league, break the record or tie the record and win the Super Bowl. Those were my three goals, and I’ve got two out of three. “Hopefully, this year I get the third one.”

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4 Responses to “Raiders Say Janikowski’s Kick Was Actually 64 Yards, Not 63”


    Whether it was 64 or not, after video review of Elam’s and Dempsey’s, Seabass clearly hit it from OUTSIDE of the 44yd hash mark, by at least 3+ inches. It is, in fact, the longest ever hit.

  2. I thought at the time watching the game, it looked by the spot it was longer than 63 yards. Looking at the distance he got it over it would have made at least 65 yards, maybe he could break it again?

  3. David Karlson says:

    And with his LEFT foot ! With some practice, I believe I could crank out 10 yards with my left. The question is, has the holders right hand recovered from surgery ?

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