Matthew Wright’s 59-yard field goal sets a franchise record

Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Matthew Wright (19) and holder Tommy Townsend (5) watch...
Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Matthew Wright (19) and holder Tommy Townsend (5) watch Wright's 59-yard field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 11:18 PM CDT
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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.