NEW ORLEANS The greatest single player record in New Orleans Saints history may be in jeopardy.
Tom Dempsey's 63-yard, game-winning boot is a lasting image of the Who Dat nation and one of the few bright spots in the team's otherwise bleak history until the 2010 Super Bowl win. And now that record might be eclipsed.
Demsey's 1970 record field was tied by Denver's Jason Elam in 1998 at Mile High Stadium. Monday night again in Denver, Sebastian Janikowski nailed a kick as time winded down at the end of the first half.
Initially ruled a 63-yarder, the Raiders, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, will appeal the spot, believing that Janikowski, in fact, hit a 64-yarder in the thin, mile-high air of Denver. It was a kick that Janikowski dreamed of, according to the Chronicle's Vittorio Tafur. Stay tuned.