I don’t write about the NFL very often, but I saw a highlight today that’s worth mentioning. Tennessee kicker Rob Bironasbooted a 60-yard field goall to beat the Indianapolis Colts today:
With the wind at his back, Bironas lifted the longest field goal in his short career over the crossbar for his second consecutive game-winning kick. He became the sixth kicker in NFL history to connect from 60 yards or better.
For the non-football fans out there, a 50-yard attempt is generally considered long and risky. 60 is pretty much unheard of.