Ka'imi Fairbairn signed a contract extension with the Houston Texans after successfully kicking 83.7 percent of his field goals over 48 career games in Houston. The Texans place kicker currently ranks second in franchise history in field goals made (77) and fourth in points scored (342) and has seen action in every game since the 2016 season, delivering big kicks when it mattered most.
Here's a look Fairbairn's top five career highlights as a Houston Texan:
#1 Wild, Wild Card win (January 4, 2020)
In the Texans' AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills, Fairbairn kicked a walk-off 28-yard field goal in overtime to keep Houston's playoff hopes alive. Earlier, Fairbairn nailed a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter as the Texans began mounting their late comeback against the Bills.
#2 Texas showdown on Sunday Night Football (October 7, 2018)
The Texans had not beaten the Dallas Cowboys in a home regular season game since their 2002 season opener. When the two teams faced off on Sunday Night Football in Week 5 of the 2018 season, Fairbairn nailed field goals from 20, 21 and 19 yards. After DeAndre Hopkins' famous "Hopspins" catch-and-run play that generated a 49-yard gain, the Texans were within striking distance. Fairbairn sealed the win when he kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime to cap off the eight-play, 72-yard scoring drive. The Texans defeated the Cowboys 19-16 in one of the most exciting wins of the 2018 season.
#3 Fairbairn's first-ever game-winning field goal (September 30, 2018)
The Texans got off to rocky 0-3 start in 2018. Just one week before the Sunday night win over the Cowboys, Houston was still in search of its first win of the season. Facing the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 4, Fairbairn connected on a 40-yard field goal with 2:58 left in regulation that gave Houston a 31-23 lead. When Andrew Luck's touchdown pass sent the game into overtime, Fairbairn came up big again, successfully kicking two field goals on both of the Texans' overtime possessions. After making a 29-yard kick on the opening drive, Fairbairn delivered his first career game winner, a 37-yarder to give the Texans a 37-34 victory, their first win of the season.
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#4 AFC South clincher (December 21, 2019)
In Week 16 at Tampa Bay, the Texans needed a win to clinch the AFC South. Fairbairn's field goals didn't come in overtime or as time expired in regulation, but his dependability came up big when Deshaun Watson was banged up early in the game. Although Watson stayed in, Fairbairn stepped up and made all three of his field goal attempts from 32, 25 and 37 yards to finish off the scoring drives. His final kick gave Houston a 23-20 lead over the Buccaneers with 7:11 remaining in the game. The Texans won the game and left Raymond James Stadium as AFC South champions.
#5 An award-winning performance (December 15, 2018)
In Week 15 of the 2018 season, Fairbairn earned himself AFC Special Teams Player of the Week with a flawless performance against the New York Jets. Fairbairn connected on all five of his field-goal attempts and two extras. He tied his season high for points scored (17) and field goals made (five) with his performance that day, which included kicks from 40, 41, 45 and 53 yards.
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