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.Β Β 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 Redskins 74 NYG 14, WAS 6 11/25/1979 short fair-catch kick
Fred Steinfort Denver Broncos 73 NE 23, DEN 14 9/29/1980 short fair-catch kick
Joe Danelo New York Giants 71 NYG 20, LARM 14 10/28/1979 short
Phil Dawson San Francisco 49ers 71 SF 35, STL 11 9/26/2013 short, wide left fair-catch kick
Mark Moseley Washington Redskins 70 HOIL 29, WAS 27 9/2/1979 short last play of game
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers 69 GB 31, DET 21 12/28/2008 short fair-catch kick
John Hall New York Jets 68 NYJ 24, NE 19 10/19/1997 short
Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals 68 NYG 37, ARI 29 11/23/2008 short, wide left fair-catch kick
Blair Walsh Minnesota Vikings 68 DET 16, MIN 14 12/14/2014 short, wide left last play of game
Jan Stenerud Kansas City Chiefs 67 KC 26, DEN 13 10/26/1975 short
Steve Cox Washington Redskins 67 MIA 23, WAS 21 12/20/1987 short, wide right last play of game
Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans 67 JAX 16, TEN 14 9/11/2011 short, wide right
Ali Haji-Sheikh New York Giants 66 NYG 20, STLC 20 (OT) 10/24/1983 short, wide right last play of regulation
Jason Elam Denver Broncos 66 SEA 31, DEN 27 12/10/1995 short
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 66 WAS 34, OAK 13 12/13/2009 short
Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams 66 MIA 17, STL 14 10/14/2012 wide left last play of game
Robbie Gould Chicago Bears 66 MIN 23, CHI 20 (OT) 12/1/2013 short last play of regulation
Cairo Santos Kansas City Chiefs 66 CHI 18, KC 17 10/11/2015 short, wide right last play of game
Sam Baker Washington Redskins 65 BALC 19, WAS 17 12/23/1956 short by 18 yards last play of game
Steve Christie Buffalo Bills 65 BUF 9, MIA 6 11/2/1997 short
Jason Elam Denver Broncos 65 DEN 31, NYG 20 9/10/2001 wide left 0:07 2nd quarter;
followed by Pochman’s 63-yd attempt
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions 65 MIN 31, DET 26 10/14/2001 short
John Kasay Carolina Panthers 65 DAL 35, CAR 14 10/29/2006 short
Jeff Reed Pittsburgh Steelers 65 DEN 31, PIT 28 10/21/2007 short
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 65 DET 28, OAK 27 12/19/1999 blocked last play of game
Raul Allegre Baltimore Colts 64 DEN 21, BALC 19 12/11/1983 short last play of game
Steve Cox Cleveland Browns 64 CIN 20, CLE 17 (OT) 12/2/1984 short last play of regulation;
Bengals had onsided with :01 left
Jason Elam Denver Broncos 64 DEN 36, SEA 30 12/19/1999 short
Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals 64 BUF 38, ARI 14 10/31/2004 short
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 64 HOU 24, OAK 17 11/4/2007 hit right upright 1:15 2nd quarter
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 64 OAK 26, JAX 23 (OT) 10/21/2012 short last play of 4th quarter
Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens 64 BAL 48, TB 17 10/12/2014 blocked
Ray Wersching San Francisco 49ers 63 TB 24, SF 23 10/26/1980 short last play of game
Bob Thomas Chicago Bears 63 ATL 20, CHI 17 9/4/1983 short 0:06 2nd quarter
Kevin Butler Chicago Bears 63 CHI 38, TB 28 9/8/1985 short Butler’s first NFL game.
Butler’s last college attempt (off a tee) was just short from 71.
Rafael Septien Dallas Cowboys 63 NYG 17, DAL 14 11/2/1986 short 0:18 4th quarter
Chris Bahr Cleveland Browns 63 L.A. Raiders 27, CLE 14 11/16/1986 short
Mike Cofer San Francisco 49ers 63 SF 26, LARM 10 12/17/1990 short
Doug Pelfrey Cincinnati Bengals 63 CLE 29, CIN 26 10/29/1995 short
Toby Gowin Dallas Cowboys 63 DAL 26, JAX 22 10/19/1997 short
Mike Vanderjagt Indianapolis Colts 63 IND 24, NYJ 23 11/15/1998 short returned for a TD by Aaron Glenn
Owen Pochman New York Giants 63 DEN 31, NYG 20 9/10/2001 wide right
Josh Scobee Jacksonville Jaguars 63 IND 14, JAX 12 9/13/2009 short
Rian Lindell Buffalo Bills 63 MIA 15, BUF 10 9/12/2010 short
Alex Henery Philadelphia Eagles 63 ATL 35, PHI 31 9/18/2011 short
Graham Gano Carolina Panthers 63 ATL 19, CAR 17 11/16/2014 blocked last play of game
Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams 63 GB 24, STL 10 10/11/2015 wide left The Rams trailed by 11 with 3:28 left.
Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams 63 STL 24, CLE 6 10/25/2015 wide right
Andrew Franks Miami Dolphins 63 NE 36, MIA 7 10/29/2015 short, wide left
Greg Zuerlein Los Angeles Rams 63 LARM 26, NO 20 11/26/2017 short

All of the above were attempted at the end of the first half unless noted. Janikowski also missed a 66-yarder against Seattle in the 2008 preseason, Kasay missed a 66-yarder in the Pro Bowl following the 1996 season, and Tucker missed 66- and 67-yarders in the Pro Bowl following the 2013 season.

2 thoughts on “Longest missed field goals

  1. Saw Joe Danelo miss a 70 yarder at the end of the half NY Giants at LA Rams 9/26/1976. Tom Dempsey, the then record holder watched with interest from Rams bench.

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