KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One streak ended, but another one started for Stephen Hauschka on Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills' kicker saw his NFL-record streak of 13 consecutive made field goals from 50 or more yards come to an end when he missed from 52 yards out in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs, but Hauschka made up for that in a 16-10 win. The 10th-year veteran hit a 56-yard field goal at the end of the first half, then added a 49-yarder in the third quarter. Along with an earlier 34-yard field goal and a successful extra point, Hauschka's 10 points matched what the Chiefs put up as a team.
"It feels good to come through for the team," he said. "It was a challenge out there. There was a lot of wind blowing around both sides of the field, so that makes those longer kicks even more difficult. It's awesome, though. That's my job. However I can help this team out. It feels best, too, just to get back rolling with the team a little bit."
Hauschka's 56-yarder was his seventh successful field goal from 50 or more yards this season, breaking Dan Carpenter's team record of six set in 2014.
"We've had a lot of long kicks this year, and in important situations, too," Hauschka said.
Hauschka missed his attempt wide right to end his streak. On the play, Bills coach Sean McDermott appeared to try to call timeout, but it wasn't granted.
"It was a weird play for us," Hauschka said. "We were rushed. The refs took a while spotting the ball. I didn't get in my position, you know, my setup position. It's one of those plays, you've got to learn from it, but there were a lot of things wrong on that play."