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

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