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.
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“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.