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Published: June 21, 2019 at 03:00 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2019 at 03:25 p.m.

Longest NFL field goal? Winning streak? Exploring football records in photos

Ever wonder how far the longest made field goal was? Or how many games were won consecutively? Take a look through NFL history as we explore some of the NFL's longest records.

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  • <h4>1971 AFC Divisional Round between <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=MIA">MIA</a>
 & <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=KC">KC</a> on Christmas Day: 82 minutes, 40 seconds</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=MIA">Miami Dolphins</a> head Coach Don Shula celebrates with players after a game-winning field goal in a 27-24 double overtime win by over the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=KC">Kansas City Chiefs</a> on Dec. 25, 1971 at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.</p> 9

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    Longest game (by game minutes):

    1971 AFC Divisional Round between MIA & KC on Christmas Day: 82 minutes, 40 seconds


    Miami Dolphins head Coach Don Shula celebrates with players after a game-winning field goal in a 27-24 double overtime win by over the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 25, 1971 at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=NE">New England Patriots</a>: 21 games</h4><br><p>
New England Patriots kicker <a href=http://www.nfl.com/player/adamvinatieri/2503471/profile">Adam Vinatieri</a> celebrates his 41-yard game-winning field goal with teammates in the final four seconds of Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004. The Patriots beat the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=CAR">Panthers</a>, 32-29.<br><br>Vinatieri's game-winning field goal led the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=NE">Patriots</a> to the 15th win of their 21-game win streak spanning from Oct. 5, 2003 against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=TEN">Tennessee Titans</a>
 (38-30) to Oct. 24, 2004 against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=NYJ">New York Jets</a> (13-7). Their streak was ended on Oct. 31, 2004 by the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=PIT">Pittsburgh Steelers</a> (34-20).</p> 8

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    Longest winning streak:

    New England Patriots: 21 games


    New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri celebrates his 41-yard game-winning field goal with teammates in the final four seconds of Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004. The Patriots beat the Panthers, 32-29.

    Vinatieri's game-winning field goal led the Patriots to the 15th win of their 21-game win streak spanning from Oct. 5, 2003 against the Tennessee Titans (38-30) to Oct. 24, 2004 against the New York Jets (13-7). Their streak was ended on Oct. 31, 2004 by the Pittsburgh Steelers (34-20).

  • <h4>Quarterback and placekicker <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/georgeblanda/2509711/profile">George Blanda</a>: 26 seasons</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=OAK">Oakland Raiders</a> quarterback and placekicker <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/georgeblanda/2509711/profile">George Blanda</a> throws a pass on the field. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/georgeblanda/2509711/profile">Blanda's</a> career spanned 26 seasons (1949-1975) and was the oldest player to play in the NFL at 48. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/georgeblanda/2509711/profile">Blanda</a> also has made the most extra points (943) in the history of the sport, and was the all-time points leader at the time of his retirement (2,002). </p> 7

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    Longest NFL career:

    Quarterback and placekicker George Blanda: 26 seasons


    Oakland Raiders quarterback and placekicker George Blanda throws a pass on the field. Blanda's career spanned 26 seasons (1949-1975) and was the oldest player to play in the NFL at 48. Blanda also has made the most extra points (943) in the history of the sport, and was the all-time points leader at the time of his retirement (2,002).

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=DEN">Denver Broncos</a> kicker <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/mattprater/2506677/profile">Matt Prater</a>: 64-yard field goal</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=DEN">Denver Broncos</a> kicker <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/mattprater/2506677/profile">Matt Prater</a>, right, kicks a 64-yard field goal as Britton Colquitt holds during the first half of an NFL football game against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=TEN">Tennessee Titans</a> on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Denver. The previous record of 63 yards was shared by <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/tomdempsey/2512783/profile">Tom Dempsey</a>, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jasonelam/2500527/profile">Jason Elam</a>, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/sebastianjanikowski/2504257/profile">Sebastian Janikowski</a> and <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/davidakers/2499370/careerstats">David Akers</a>.</p> 6

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    Longest field goal in NFL history:

    Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater: 64-yard field goal


    Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, right, kicks a 64-yard field goal as Britton Colquitt holds during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Denver. The previous record of 63 yards was shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski and David Akers.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL">Dallas Cowboys</a> running back <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/tonydorsett/2513084/profile">Tony Dorsett</a> & <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=TEN">Tennessee Titans</a> running back <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/derrickhenry/2555221/profile">Derrick Henry</a>: 99-yard run </h4><br><p>Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry hold the record for longest runs with 99-yard touchdown runs. <br><br>Dorsett took a handoff while the Cowboys offense was backed up on its own 1-yard line in a Week 17 game against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN">Minnesota Vikings</a> on Jan. 3, 1983. <br><br>The Titans were in a similar situation during a Week 14 game against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=JAX">Jacksonville Jaguars </a> on Dec. 6, 2018 when Henry ran for his own 99-yard touchdown run.</p> 5

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    Longest run:

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett & Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry: 99-yard run


    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry hold the record for longest runs with 99-yard touchdown runs.

    Dorsett took a handoff while the Cowboys offense was backed up on its own 1-yard line in a Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983.

    The Titans were in a similar situation during a Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 6, 2018 when Henry ran for his own 99-yard touchdown run.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=BAL">Baltimore Ravens</a> safety <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/edreed/2505221/profile">Ed Reed</a>: 107-yard INT return</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=BAL">Baltimore Ravens'</a> <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/edreed/2505221/profile">Ed Reed</a> returns an interception for a 107-yard touchdown against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=PHI">Philadelphia Eagles</a>, helping the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=BAL">Ravens</a> earn a 36-7 win in a Week 12 game on Nov. 23, 2008.</p> 4

    Gail Burton/Associated Press

    Longest INT return:

    Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed: 107-yard INT return


    Baltimore Ravens' Ed Reed returns an interception for a 107-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, helping the Ravens earn a 36-7 win in a Week 12 game on Nov. 23, 2008.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN">Minnesota Vikings</a> wide receiver <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/cordarrellepatterson/2540145/profile">Cordarrelle Patterson</a>: 109-yard kickoff return</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN">Minnesota Vikings</a> wide receiver <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/cordarrellepatterson/2540145/profile">Cordarrelle Patterson</a>
 (84) scores a touchdown on an opening kickoff return during the first half of an NFL football game against the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/greenbaypackers/profile?team=GB">Green Bay Packers</a>, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis.</p> 3

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    Longest kickoff return:

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson: 109-yard kickoff return


    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) scores a touchdown on an opening kickoff return during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LAC">San Diego Chargers</a> cornerback <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/antoniocromartie/2495822/profile">Antonio Cromartie</a>: 109 yards</h4><br><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LAC">San Diego Chargers'</a> <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/antoniocromartie/2495822/profile">Antonio Cromartie</a> (31) heads down the sideline as he goes for a 109-yard touchdown run after <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN">Minnesota Vikings</a> kicker <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/ryanlongwell/2501792/careerstats">Ryan Longwell</a> missed a 57-yard field goal attempt during the second quarter in a regular-season NFL game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in Minneapolis. Despite the record, the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LAC">Chargers</a> would lose, 35-17, to the Vikings.</p> 2

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    Longest return of missed field goal:

    San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie: 109 yards


    San Diego Chargers' Antonio Cromartie (31) heads down the sideline as he goes for a 109-yard touchdown run after Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell missed a 57-yard field goal attempt during the second quarter in a regular-season NFL game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in Minneapolis. Despite the record, the Chargers would lose, 35-17, to the Vikings.

  • <h4><a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL">Dallas Cowboys</a> cornerback <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/byronjones/2552568/profile">Byron Jones</a>: 147", or 12' 3" </h4><br><p>Connecticut defensive back <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/byronjones/2552568/profile">Byron Jones</a> runs a drill on the broad jump station at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Jones soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump, which was 15 inches farther than the second-best defensive back and eight inches longer than the best listed in the combine database. Jones was drafted 27th overall by the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL">Dallas Cowboys</a> in 2015.</p> 1

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    Longest broad jump:

    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones: 147", or 12' 3"


    Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones runs a drill on the broad jump station at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Jones soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump, which was 15 inches farther than the second-best defensive back and eight inches longer than the best listed in the combine database. Jones was drafted 27th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015.