Originally posted by BobS: Why do you ask? I was watching NFL network and I think they mentioned a 9 yard field goal in an old play-off game. That was possible in the old days as the goal posts
were on the goal line. As others have said the ball is snapped back 7 yards, so in the old days a 7 yard fg was possible, now the shortest is 17 yards.
i saw that too it was 8 yards it was Tom Dempsey, he did it the same game he kicked the longest FG in NFL history
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