The unusual always tends to happen in the superbowl and the LVIII edition was no exception. The kickers of Kansas City and San Francisco managed to break the record for the goal of longest field in an NFL championship game, which has stood for 30 years. Its age is such that it occurred when the Dallas Cowboys were competing for Vince Lombardi.
The first to achieve it was Jake Moody of the Niners, and served to open the scoring at Allegiant Stadium from a distance of 55 yards, thus surpassing the successful 54 attempt by Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills against Dallas in 1994 during Super Bowl XXVIII.
Even though San Francisco went ahead 10-0, was Kansas City kicker Harrison Butlerwho managed to give its first points to the champions of the previous season. However, that attempt had more reward than maintaining the hope of a comeback, since the attempt was from 57 yards, which now holds the record for the furthest in a Super Bowl.
Butker, 28, has played every game de season with the Chiefs where he successfully made 33 field goals out of 35 attempts, in addition to being perfect in terms of extra points with 38 achieved out of 38 opportunities.
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On the other hand, Jake Moody, who is in his first year as an NFL professional, he has been less consistent with 21 field goals made from 25 attempts, and 60 extra points achieved from 61 opportunities. A very memorable mistake of his was when they lost against Cleveland on matchday six of the season.
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