Watch the Longest Field Goals in NFL History [VIDEO]
Can you name the 3 NFL kickers who share the record for the longest field goal?
Just before halftime in Denver on Monday night, the Oakland Raider’s kicker joined this elite group who have each made the 3-point kick from 63 yards. The field goal helped the Raiders win 23 to 20 and spoil the Bronco’s home opener.
Sebastian Janikowski of the Raiders kicked the record field goal last night, September 12, 2011, and on October 25, 1998 the Denver Bronco’s kicker Jason Elam matched the feat just before the half against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The record was first set November 8, 1970 by Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints. In the final two seconds of the game against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, he booted the football, just barely, over the goal posts to claim the new record of 63 yards.
Relive these exciting moments in NFL history with the You Tube videos below:
Tom Dempsey 11-8-1970
Jason Elam 10-25-1998