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Kicker Cairo Santos booms 58-yard field goal in Chiefs’ preseason opener vs. Seahawks

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos (5) celebrated with teammates after booting a 58-yard field goal in the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. Had it been a regular-season game, Santos would have tied the club record for distance.
Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos (5) celebrated with teammates after booting a 58-yard field goal in the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. Had it been a regular-season game, Santos would have tied the club record for distance. The Associated Press

Aaron Murray’s pass intended for Da’Ron Brown fell incomplete, leaving the Chiefs with a fourth-and-12 at the Seahawks 40. Surely an occasion for a field position punt, right?

Nope. Andy Reid signaled in the place-kicking unit and Cairo Santos trotted on the field to attempt the 58-yarder

Boom! The ball sailed through with room to spare to give the Chiefs a 16-6t lead in the third quarter. Had this been a regular-season game, Santos would have tied the club record for distance. Nick Lowery booted 58-yarders in 1983 and 1985. He also kicked a 57-yarder giving him the three longest field goals in club history.

Santos’ career long in a regular season game is 53.

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