PITTSBURGH — Steelers kicker Chris Boswell set a Heinz Field record with his 56-yard field goal against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.
Boswell’s kick was the longest ever made in regulation play at the 20-year old stadium, from either a collegiate or professional kicker.
Chris Boswell’s 56-yard FG is the longest in Heinz Field history 🦵
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The old record of 55 yards had been shared by then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay, who made his in a 2019 preseason game, and former Pitt kicker Alex Kessman, who hit one to help beat Syracuse in 2018.
Boswell’s kick came with the Steelers down two scores late in the game, with head coach Mike Tomlin electing to trust his kicker from long rang rather than go for a 4th and 10.
Boswell has given Tomlin plenty of reason to trust him over the years. The veteran kicker set a Steelers record last season with a 59-yard field goal at Dallas. After a tough 2018 season, he has rebounded remarkably, making 52 of 55 field goals since the start of the 2019 season, with all of his misses coming from 40 yards or longer.