Raiders’ Daniel Carlson was dealing with food poisoning before game-winning kick
Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson played the hero in the overtime win in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving against the Dallas Cowboys, but he almost didn’t make it onto the field.
Carlson told reporters after the game that he was dealing with food poisoning.
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Daniel Helm (86) of Las Vegas Raiders, Platzkicker Daniel Carlson (2) and cornerback of the Dallas Cowboys Nahshon Wright (25) watch Carlson’s field goal attempt in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas by the Post goes, November 25, 2021.
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“I told them, ‘I’ll find a way to play. If I have to, I’ll find some adult diapers or whatever. I’ll find a trash bag on the edge.’ It was good to go, “Carlson said of Pro Football Talk.
The kicker had to take three consecutive penalties before attempting the kick.
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Las Vegas Raiders Platzkicker Daniel Carlson (2) is congratulated by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) and others after Carlson scored a winning field goal in extra time in an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas , Thursday, November 25, 2021.
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“It felt like an eternity out there. I think I kicked three of them. Really, I kicked two of them. I thought I might as well try to meet her. Maybe even having a flag half-kicked it counts. I’m just trying to take them one by one and seal the deal. Great game. Great day for the Raiders, “he added.
Carlson is at field goals 24-27 this season. He is in his third full season at Las Vegas.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 25: Daniel Carlson # 2 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after winning the NFL game between Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Raiders have struggled to stay in the AFC West playoff race during a turbulent season. With the win over the Cowboys, the team moved to 6-5.