Shortly after Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton threw an interception in Monday's game against Oakland, the Raiders were able to get kicker Sebastian Janikowski in field goal range. He nailed a 63-yard field goal, tying an NFL record.
Or did he break the record? The Raiders have appealed the spot of the ball, claiming that it was spotted 64-yards away. Janikowski would, if the appeal is granted, hold the record over Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam, the two he currently shares the record with.
As ESPN showed after the successful field goal, Janikowski was booming kicks through the uprights from over 70 yards away during pregame warmups. Of course, it's one thing to do that with no one rushing him. His record-tying (for now) field goal just made its way over the crossbar of the uprights.
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