Kansas City Chiefs’ Brazilian kicker Cairo Santos drills all 7 field-goal tries

The Kansas City Chiefs were so close to upsetting the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday. Just another eight or nine field goals from Cairo Santos and it was going to happen.

It would’ve been some sort of record if Santos actually hit 15 field goals on Sunday. Instead he settled for a measly seven blasts through the uprights in Kansas City’s 36-21 loss to Cincinnati.

Santos’ day accounted for every single one of the points the Chiefs managed to scuffle together, including the final three points when Andy Reid elected to kick despite trailing by 18 points with less than three minutes on the clock.

Santos is a Brazilian citizen who was signed by the Chiefs as undrafted free agent in 2014. He played in college at Tulane University. Santos was unfamiliar with American football until he moved to St. Augustine, Florida, as a high school foreign exchange student.

Sunday’s real winners?

Anyone who started Santos in on their Fantasy football team.

Santos went 7 of 7 in his field-goal attempts, with a long of 51 and a total of 27 Fantasy points for the Chiefs.

Two 51-yard kicks (10 points), a pair of 40-yard kicks (8 points) and three more “normal human” kicks gets us to 27 and one of the biggest Fantasy afternoons of the day.

John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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