|As far as I can tell, there are no official records kept for length of missed field goals. The following list is complete for 1989-2012, but there have been longer misses in the past (see the Moseley and Steinfort fair catch kicks). (Update 9/28/08: NBC has confirmed that Janikowski's 76-yard attempt was the longest since at least 1970, and that Moseley's 74-yarder was the previous long.) Note that 5 of the kicks took place in Denver.|
Longest missed field goal attempts, NFL, 1989-2012:
|Sebastian Janikowski||Oakland Raiders||76||SD 28, OAK 18||9/28/2008||short|
|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|
|Rob Bironas||Tennessee Titans||67||JAX 16, TEN 14||9/11/2011||short, wide right|
|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|
|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||0:01 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|
|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||1:10 2nd quarter|
|Sebastian Janikowski||Oakland Raiders||64||OAK 26, JAX 23 (OT)||10/21/2012||short||last play of 4th quarter|
|Mike Cofer||San Francisco 49ers||63||SF 26, L.A. Rams 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|
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, while Kasay missed a 66-yarder in the Pro Bowl following the 1996 season.
Other confirmed long misses:
74: Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins, 11/25/1979 vs. New York Giants. Fair catch kick.
73: Fred Steinfort, Denver Broncos, 9/29/1980 vs. New England. Fair catch kick.
71: Joe Danelo, New York Giants, 10/28/1979 vs. Los Angeles Rams.
70: Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins, 9/2/1979 vs. Houston Oilers. The Redskins trailed by 2 at the end of the game.
67: Steve Cox, Washington Redskins, 12/20/1987 vs. Miami. The Redskins trailed by 2 at the end of the game.