26. Justin Tucker kicked a 66-yard field goal in 2021 to break Matt Prater's NFL record of a 64-yard field goal in 2013. But who kicked the longest field goal ATTEMPT in the NFL, at 76 yards, coming up short in the process?
From Quiz Fascinating and Obscure Football Trivia, Part 5
Answer: Sebastian Janikowski
For years, Tom Dempsey, kicking with his half foot, held the NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in 1970. I was sad to see it broken for the first time with Prater's kick. A few other kickers have also tied Dempsey's 63-yarder, including Sebastian Janikowski. But as for the longest attempt?
On September 28, 2008, with one second to go in the first half, the Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin called for Sebastian Janikowski to come on to attempt a field goal... of 76 yards. It fell short and the Raiders dodged a bullet because the opposing team had Antonio Cromartie down the field to attempt a run back of the missed field goal, but that never happened. Kiffin however, was fired two days later.