Matthew Wright’s 59-yard field goal sets a franchise record
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Chiefs have played five games this season, and four without their starting placekicker.
Monday night, Harrison Butker’s replacement, despite it being his second game in a Chiefs uniform, has moved into the franchise record books.
To close out the first half, Matthew Wright drilled a 59-yard field goal to narrow the Las Vegas Raiders lead over Kansas City to 20-10. The previous record sat at 58 yards, having been reached four times.
The Chiefs overcame an early 17-point deficit, and Kansas City extended its mastery of the Las Vegas Raiders by holding on for a 30-29 victory Monday night.
The field goal also marked a personal best for Wright, extending his career-long three yards. He also missed a 41-yard attempt in the first quarter.
Butker rolled his ankle on a kickoff following Kansas City’s first touchdown in Sunday’s 44-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He returned to kick a 54-yard field goal and three extra points in the season-opening win.
Matt Amendola was brought in to replace Butker for two games before the Chiefs signed Wright.
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