Originally published on SBReport.net on Nov. 1, 2012
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for his stellar play during October.
Janikowski, who is playing in his 13th season out of Florida State, has won the award four times, including three of the last six honors.
The kicker was 10-11 on field goal attempts with his only miss coming when he attempted a 64-yard field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the end of regulation that would have also set an NFL record. Janikowski later hit a field goal in overtime that gave the Raiders the win. He also made a game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 23.
Janikowski also was able to pin the opposing team on their own 20-yards line by recording 13 touchbacks on 19 kickoffs in October, good enough for 68.4 percent.
The Pro Bowl kicker has also been can’t-miss from 40 yards or less, hitting 43 in a row since he missed from 32-yards out against Arizona on Sept. 26, 2010.