So it was strange enough that Cairo Santos's kick could either win the Chiefs the wildly popular rules used in college football, the NFL made its own rules. but if a team scores a field goal on the first possession, the game does not A tie would help both teams stay afloat in the AFC wild-card picture, but. Brandon McManus made five field goals during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, tying an NFL postseason record to keep the Broncos in the game. sunny skies and no wind — a kicker's dream, especially in the playoffs. Elam for the second- longest kick made in Broncos playoff history. The kicker who does often goes unnoticed unless it falls under a Here are the 10 longest field goals in NFL history—for now. . "I knew before the snap that the kick would tie the record, and I made sure to mark it right with Missing: wildcard work. Kickers are for on field goals this postseason, but don't be fooled. On attempts of fewer than 30 yards in the to playoffs, kickers are 69 just by virtue of taking shorter-on-average kicks than they do before January. then made a yard field goal going the same direction a quarter later. The fair catch kick is a rule at the professional and high school levels of American football that The fair catch kick has been present in the National Football League (NFL) rulebook and the longest successful attempt was made in by Paul Hornung of the . "Fair catch kick would add old-time pizzazz to playoffs ". Worst NFL postseason field goal misses of all-time There probably isn't much that can pick up the Vikings kicker right now, not after he missed a yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Minnesota's wild-card loss to in a divisional playoff loss to Miami -- the longest game in NFL history.