Inside The Bills

Carpenter was right on the line

Posted by Chris Brown on November 20, 2016 – 10:08 pm

Kicker Dan Carpenter was instrumental in Buffalo’s win over Cincinnati Sunday. His 54-yard field goal early in the third quarter gave the Bills a one-point lead, that he only built on with a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. But just how close was Carpenter to his limit based on game conditions on his long distance kick?

“That was it,” said head coach Rex Ryan as to where the line of demarcation was for Carpenter on the field. “That’s as deep as it was going and it was funny because he ran out there with no hesitation. I’m debating and he answered that question. He ran on the field and we would have had 12 on the field because he was out there. He was a confident man and he killed it. It was a huge, huge kick for us.”

The 54-yard field goal was Carpenter’s longest this season. It also set a Bills record. Carpenter now has 14 50-yard field goals in his Bills career, breaking the previous team record of 13 held by Steve Christie.


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