HANSON TIES NFL RECORD FOR 50-YARD FIELD GOALS
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2008, 2:19 p.m. EST
If nothing else, Lions fans can be thankful for kicker Jason Hanson.
When Hanson booted a 53-yard field goal today against the Titans, it was the 40th field goal of 50 or more yards in his career. That ties Morten Anderson’s record for most 50-plus-yard field goals in NFL history.
Hanson, who has played his entire career with the Lions, needed just 74 attempts from 50 or more yards to get to the record. Anderson had 84 attempts of 50 or more yards in a career that included stints with the Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Vikings and Giants.