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Ka'imi Fairbairn drills "pretty sweet" 61-yard field goal, sets record

Ka'imi Fairbairn went long. Really long.

The Texans kicker blasted the longest field goal in franchise history and the longest field goal ever kicked inside NRG Stadium when he successfully made a 61-yard field goal on Sunday.

Houston was trailing Seattle, 16-10, with just four seconds remaining before halftime. Fairbairn swung his right leg, drove the ball into the sunlit part of the field and slid it just inside the left upright but with plenty of distance. It pulled the Texans to within three points at the intermission.

"It was pretty sweet," Fairbairn said. "It felt good coming off the foot and I just wish we would've got the win. It would've been that much sweeter."

Fairbairn's previous long was a 55-yard field goal and the franchise mark was 57 yards, held by Neil Rackers as well as Kris Brown.

"I'm ready regardless, whether it's a 60 or a 30-yarder," Fairbairn said. "Obviously when it's halftime, we'll try longer attempts. So I was just ready when my name was called."

It was the second field goal of the afternoon, as Fairbairn was also successful from 21 yards out in the middle of the second quarter.

He's now made 11-of-14 field goal tries this season and 2-of-4 of his attempts from 50 yards or longer have been successful.

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