K Sebastian Janikowski (11) is the all-time leading scorer in Raiders history. His holder, P Shane Lechler (9) is the NFL's all-time leader in punting average.
K Sebastian Janikowski and P Shane Lechler were drafted by The Oakland Raiders in 2000. Rarely does a team enjoy having a kicker and a punter on the roster of their caliber at the same time. The two have become game-changers during their time in Silver and Black as they continue their assault on the record books.
After converting on two field goals on November 9, 2008 against Carolina—from 38 and 45 yards— K Sebastian Janikowski became the Raiders' all-time leading scorer, moving past Pro Football Hall of Famer George Blanda (863). Janikowski scored 11 points (3-3, field goals, 2-2, PATs) on September 14, 2008 at Kansas City to move past Chris Bahr (817) into second place on the Raiders' all-time scoring list.
With 984 points Janikowski is one of only 12 active NFL players to score at least 900 points as a pro. Janikowski needs 16 points to reach 1,000 in his NFL career.
Janikowski's 57-yard game-winning field goal in overtime on October 19, 2008 against the N.Y. Jets at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum broke his own team record for longest field goal in Raider history. The kick marked the second time in 2008 that Janikowski broke his own team record. Janikowski's 56-yard field goal during the September 14, 2008 contest at Kansas City broke his own team record the first time. Janikowski also tied a then-team record with a 55-yard field goal in the November 12, 2006 contest against Denver which he set on November 2, 2003 versus the Lions in Detroit.
Janikowski's 57-yard game winner against the New York Jets set an NFL mark for longest field goal to win an overtime game in league history, surpassing Green Bay's Chris Jacke's 53-yarder on 10/14/96 in a 23-20 Packers win over San Francisco.
Lechler began the 2009 season second in Raiders history in number of punts and total yards.
Lechler's 47.3 yard punting average is the highest in NFL history for players with at least 250 attempts. He surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh (45.1) and reached the qualifier of 250 punts during the 11/23/03 contest at Kansas City. In 2008, Lechler set an NFL record in single-season net average per punt (41.2) Lechler and San Francisco's Andy Lee became the first players in NFL history to record net averages of 40 yards or more. Lechler is on pace to shatter that record in 2009 (44.2).
Lechler picked up where he left off in 2008, having recorded at least one punt of over 50 yards in every game so far in 2009. Lechler recorded punts of more than 50 yards in every game in 2008 and had at least one punt of 50 yards or longer in 13 games in 2007. He set an NFL record with 33 straight games with a punt of 50 or more yards, the longest streak since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970. The streak extended from 11/30/03 vs. Denver until 12/11/05 at N.Y. Jets. During the record-setting streak, he topped 50 yards 65 times with 12 punts of over 60.
He has recorded 12 punts of 60 yards or longer so far in 2009. He posted 14 punts of 60 yards or longer in 2008.
Lechler's 70-yard punt in the first quarter of the Raiders' September 20, 2009 contest at Kansas City versus the Chiefs marked the seventh 70-plus-yard punt of his career.