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Kansas City Chiefs’ Harrison Butker tops Jake Moody for longest FG in Super Bowl history | NFL News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: In a thrilling back-and-forth duel during Super Bowl LVIII, Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jake Moody of the San Francisco 49ers both etched their names into the record books by trading blows in a battle for the title of the longest field goal in Super Bowl history.
The showdown began when rookie sensation Jake Moody stunned the crowd with a remarkable 55-yard field goal early in the second quarter, setting a new benchmark for Super Bowl excellence.Moody’s historic kick showcased his incredible talent and added to the excitement of the championship clash.

However, Butker, known for his clutch performances, rose to the occasion and seized the opportunity to etch his name in the annals of Super Bowl history. With just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Butker calmly drilled a booming 57-yard field goal, surpassing Moody’s record and igniting a wave of excitement among Chiefs fans. The precision and power of Butker’s kick underscored his prowess as one of the league’s premier kickers.
Notably, Butker’s monumental kick marked his sixth field goal of 50 yards or more in postseason play, further solidifying his reputation as a reliable asset for the Chiefs in high-stakes situations. With 28 such field goals over seven regular seasons with Kansas City, Butker has consistently delivered clutch performances when his team needs it most.
Both kickers showcased their remarkable skill and composure under pressure, delivering unforgettable moments in Super Bowl history. Moody’s emergence as a rookie phenom and Butker’s seasoned expertise added an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling championship showdown.
The exchange of record-breaking kicks between Butker and Moody exemplified the intensity and drama of the Super Bowl, highlighting the remarkable talents of both kickers on football’s biggest stage. Their historic feats will be remembered as iconic moments in Super Bowl lore, etching their names in the record books for years to come.
(Inputs from Reuters)

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