Raiders special teams not so special

The Raiders had several breakdowns on special teams in Sunday's loss to Detroit, none more glaring than Sebastian Janikowski's three missed field goals.

As has been his pattern, Janikowski was one of the first players to leave the Raiders locker room after the loss and wasn't around to answer questions about the misses, leaving Oakland coach Lane Kiffin to address them.

Kiffin, however made no excuses for the botched attempts, one of which was blocked.

"Were they the easiest situations we put him in? No they weren't, but we still expect our field goal team to make those," Kiffin said. "That part was disappointing."

Janikowski missed from 50, 46 and 57 yards in the loss to the Lions. The 50-yarder was blocked while the other two came off the infield dirt. Detroit's Jason Hanson made a 46-yarder from the exact same spot where Janikowski missed.

Janikowski, a former first-round draft pick, had the distance on the 57-yard attempt but his kick sailed wide left. The 46-yarder missed wide right.

"As we all know, distance isn't an issue with him as far as getting it there," Kiffin said. "It was just an accuracy thing."


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