By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 10:28 am in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his five field-goal effort against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This is the seventh time in Janikowski’s long career that he has earned the honor. The last time came in Sept. of 2011.
Janikowski accounted for all the scoring in the Raiders 15-0 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday. His lone miss came from 51 yards.
He converted field goals of 20, 30, 41, 50 and 57 yards against the Chiefs. In the process, he passed Morten Anderson for the third-most field goals from 50 yards or longer. He now has 42, tied with John Kasay for the second-most ever. Janikowski trails only the Lions’ Jason Hanson (52) for most such field goals.
Overall, Janikowski has made 29 of 32 field-goal attempts this season. He is battling the Browns’ Phil Dawson for the spot on the AFC team in the Pro Bowl.
Dawson has made 26 of 27 field-goal attempts this season, with a long of 52.