The Oakland Raiders missed their shot at the playoffs and their first winning record since 2002 with Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But there was still something for Raider Nation to be proud of in defeat.
With four field goals in the contest, Sebastian Janikowski set the Raiders' single-season scoring record with 135 points on the year thus far. The record had previously belonged to Jeff Jaeger, who set the previous mark with 132 points in the L.A. Raiders' 1993 season.
It wouldn't be the first time Janikowski has knocked back a Jaeger, if you catch my drift.
Seabass didn't just break a Raiders record yesterday. He also became the first placekicker in NFL history to kick two field goals of 59 yards or longer in his career. Janikowski nailed a 59-yarder in the second quarter Sunday, and also hit a club record 61-yarder against Cleveland Browns on December 27, 2009.
Janikowski can still add to his single-season total when the Raiders play the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead this Sunday.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who still can't believe he typed "AFC West champion" and "Kansas City Chiefs" in the same sentence.