Raiders' Janikowski drills 61-yard field goal vs. Browns

CLEVELAND -- Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 61-yard field goal on the final play of the first half of Sunday's game 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. 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.

New Orleans' Tom Dempsey (1970) and Denver's Jason Elam (1998) hold the league with record with 63-yard field goals. Tampa Bay's Matt Bryant (2006) kicked a 62-yarder.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.