Kicker Cairo Santos could not have been happier about the NFL’s recent decision to change his 53-yard field goal in the Chiefs’ 19-12 loss to Houston on Sunday to a 54-yarder.
The 54-yarder is now a career-high for Santos, surpassing his previous high of 53 — which he had hit twice.
“The whole game I was pumped up that I made a 54-yarder and had a new career record,” Santos said. “So to find out that it wasn’t ... we fought for it.”
Now the third-year pro is focused on a new challenge: breaking the club record of 58 yards, which was set by Nick Lowery in 1983.
“That would be the franchise record, and I’ll be sure to be right next to Coach Reid if I have the opportunity to convince him to let me kick it,” said Santos, who made a 58-yarder in the preseason.