Missed field goals ruined kicker Sebastian Janikowski's record-setting day

Missed field goals ruined kicker Sebastian Janikowski's record-setting day

Veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski woke up Sunday ready to set a new Raiders record when he took the field for his 241st game as an Oakland Raiders. The appearance set a new franchise record, pushing "Mr. Raider" Tim Brown aside who had played in 240 games in the Silver & Black. 

But the day quickly took a turn for the worst. Janikowski had a chance to put his team on the scoreboard first with a 38-yard field goal, but the ball came out low and it was blocked by Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson. 

But his troubles didn't stop there. Janikowski had another opportunity to retake the lead when he attempted a 40-yard field goal to begin the fourth quarter. While he got the ball up higher, he soared the ball wide left keeping the Raiders down 9-7. In the end, the Raiders would fall to the Broncos 16-10. 

The former first-round draft pick did make a 50-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, giving him his 49th career field goal from 50 yards or more. He now trails Jason Hanson (52) by just three for the all-time record. 

While he is already the Raiders franchise-leading scorer, his four points on Sunday moved him past Lou Groza (1,608) for sole possession of 15th place in the all-time scoring list. 

Janikowski will have the bye week to get back on track and then the Raiders will head to San Diego to take on the Chargers in week 7. 


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