The rain slowed down just in time as Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski took the field in Denver just after 11 p.m. tonight.
The kicker made the best of it as time ran out in the first half. Janikowski was set to kick a field goal to extend the Raiders’ lead.
What was unusual was the distance … 63 yards – a distance matched only twice before by Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam.
With his record-breaking kick, Janikowski matched Tom Brady and Chad Henne in the record books as the first weekend comes to a close. The New England and Miami quarterbacks combined to throw for 906 total yards … The most ever in a single NFL game.
Great way to conclude the league’s first weekend.