Winning the OT coin toss and kicking

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Longest missed field goals

As far as I can tell, there are no league-wide official records kept for length of missed field goals. The following list is should be complete, however.  Note that a fair number of the kicks took place in Denver. Longest missed field goal attempts, NFL Kicker Team Length Result Date How Missed? Notes Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 76 SD 28, OAK 18 9/28/2008 short Mark Moseley Washington

Palpably unfair acts

[Last updated 12/1/2017: Dayton extra point from 1951.] What happens when something obviously unfair yet not specifically covered by the rules happens during a football game? The palpably unfair act rule gives the referee full discretion to decide what should happen when such events occur, up to and including awarding one team