Daniel Carlson

Las Vegas Raiders
Place Kicker #38
Las Vegas Raiders
Place Kicker #38
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Nails OT winner

Carlson converted all five of his field-goal attempts and added two extra points in Sunday's 35-32 overtime win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson had one of the best games of his entire career on Sunday Night Football as he ultimately sent the Chargers home without a playoff berth, thanks in part to multiple 40-plus yard makes in overtime alone as the Raiders advance to play in Cincinnati on Saturday. Carlson wraps up his stellar 2021 regular season with a career-high 40 field goals made on 43 attempts, also tallying 30 extra points on 33 tries.

Jan 11, 2022 6:38 AM EST

Makes another game-winner

Carlson converted all three of his field-goal attempts and added a pair of extra points in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Carlson made a 33-yard field goal as time expired to complete the Raiders' upset of the Colts on the road. He also nailed two attempts from 40-plus during the second quarter, ultimately contributing 11 total points in the win. Carlson won't have to worry about any weather issues again this week as the Raiders return home to Las Vegas for their regular season finale against the Chargers.

Jan 3, 2022 10:02 PM EST

Adds five points in win

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and converted a pair of extra points in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson nailed a 41-yarder to extend the Raiders' lead to four points with less than eight minutes remaining in the contest, and the defense was able to hold as the team improved to 8-7. Carlson has not missed a single field-goal attempt since Week 9, and he'll look forward to kicking indoors this week at Indianapolis.

Dec 28, 2021 5:23 AM EST

Nails game-winner

Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Carlson converted from 24 and 40 yards prior to draining a game-winning 48-yarder as time expired. Monday's performance added to another superb campaign from Carlson, who has missed merely six of 61 total attempts thus far.

Dec 21, 2021 4:23 PM EST

Raiders-Browns moved to Monday

Carlson and the Raiders will no longer play the Browns on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the Week 15 game is played Monday as planned, Carlson and Las Vegas will face a quick turnaround for its Week 16 contest versus the Broncos, which is still expected to be played Sunday, Dec. 26 as scheduled.

Dec 17, 2021 4:25 PM EST

Misses XP in Kansas City

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt from 26 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs, but he also missed an extra-point try.

Analysis: A failed extra point in Arrowhead Stadium is not what the Raiders wanted to see after inking Carlson to a four-year, $18.4 million contract extension earlier in the week, but the Auburn product still improved to 28 of 31 on field-goal attempts this season. Carlson's job might not get any easier Week 15, however, as windy conditions potentially await in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon.

Dec 13, 2021 1:19 AM EST

Agrees to extension

Carlson has agreed to a four-year, $18.4 million extension with the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Carlson becomes the NFL's third-highest paid kicker with the deal, which includes a $4 million signing bonus and $10.2 million in guarantees. He has established himself as one of the most accurate kickers since 2018, as he's connected on 95 of his 108 field-goal attempts. So far in 2021, Carlson has made 27 of his 30 field goals, including five kicks from more than 50 yards.

Dec 8, 2021 6:21 PM EST

Trio of field goals in loss

Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Carlson is a perfect 10 of 10 on field-goal tries throughout the Raiders' past three contests, and he's connected from 50-plus in back-to-back games ahead of a Week 14 matchup in Kansas City.

Dec 6, 2021 1:30 AM EST

Contributes 18 points in win

Carlson made all five of his field-goal attempts and converted three extra-point tries in the Raiders' 36-33 overtime victory over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Analysis: Carlson produced half of the Raiders' 36 points Thursday, including the game-winning field goal from 29 yards out in overtime. He also clutched up with a 56-yarder inside the two-minute warning late in the fourth quarter. Carlson has made seven total field goals on as many attempts over the past two weeks, gaining momentum ahead of a home game against Washington.

Nov 30, 2021 3:48 AM EST

Shakes off illness

Carlson (illness) was estimated as a full participant in Tuesday's walk-through practice.

Analysis: Carlson wasn't available for Monday's walk-through practice while he dealt with the illness, but his ability to practice in full a day later clears the way for him to play Thanksgiving Day in Dallas. The fourth-year kicker has converted on 19 of 22 field-goal tries and 20 of 22 extra-point attempts through the Raiders' first 10 games.

Nov 23, 2021 1:18 PM EST

Sits out walk-through practice

Carlson was a non-participant in Monday's walk-through practice due to an illness.

Analysis: Carlson is apparently under the weather after he knocked down all three of his kicks (two field goals and an extra point) in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals. Per Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders haven't described Carlson's illness as COVID-19-related, though the kicker did contract the virus in training camp. He'll have a few days to regain health before the Raiders travel to Dallas for a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Cowboys.

Nov 22, 2021 2:29 PM EST

Tallies two points in blowout loss

Carlson converted both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Carlson did not attempt a field goal Sunday as the Chiefs' defense held its opponent under 20 points for a third consecutive week. The Raiders will remain in Las Vegas for another home tilt against the Bengals, who are coming off their bye week.

Nov 16, 2021 7:29 AM EST

Misses 25-yarder in loss

Carlson made three of four field-goal attempts and converted an extra point in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Carlson missed a costly 25-yard chip shot with less than 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, but he otherwise contributed 10 points as the Raiders struggled to find the end zone. Carlson has missed a kick in three consecutive games, however.

Nov 8, 2021 7:55 AM EST

Misses second XP of season

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted three of four extra-point tries in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Carlson failed to convert just four total extra-point attempts throughout his first 44 games as a Raider, but he's now missed a pair over his past five contests. Nonetheless, he's accounted for 58 total points through the first seven weeks of the regular season.

Oct 25, 2021 10:14 PM EST

Adds 10 points in win

Carlson made two of three field-goal attempts and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson missed a field-goal attempt from inside 50 yards for the first time since Week 8 of the 2020 regular season, but he still managed to produce 10 total points in the win Sunday. He's now 12 of 14 on field goals and 13 of 14 on extra points through six games.

Oct 18, 2021 10:49 AM EST

Makes only kick

Carlson made his only field-goal try but did not attempt an extra point in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Carlson converted from 31 yards on his lone kick of the game, but his decreased opportunities have now seen him post just five points over his last two outings. That recent decline suddenly places Carlson outside the top 10 among kickers league-wide in points (39) through five games.

Oct 12, 2021 11:15 AM EST

Misses 52-yarder on MNF

Carlson made a pair of extra points in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Chargers, but he missed his only field-goal attempt from 52 yards.

Analysis: Carlson had yet to miss a field goal this season before his 52-yard attempt sailed wide left with just over 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Prior to Monday, he'd made six consecutive attempts from 50-plus dating to Week 1 of the 2020 regular season, so he'll look to bounce back against the Bears in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2021 8:59 AM EST

Rebounds from missed XP

Carlson made all three of his field goals in Sunday's 31-28 overtime win against the Dolphins, but he missed an extra-point attempt in the early stages of the fourth quarter.

Analysis: Carlson made up for his missed extra point by converting from 38 and 22 yards in overtime to secure the Raiders' third straight victory. His 34 total points through Week 3 rank second to none among the NFL.

Sep 28, 2021 6:54 AM EST

Contributes 14 points in win

Carlson made all four of his field-goal attempts and added a pair of extra points in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Carlson is perfect on six field goals and five extra-point tries through the Raiders' first two contests of the season, tying Nick Folk with a league-leading 23 total points among kickers. The Raiders return home to Allegiant Stadium in Week 3 as they host the Dolphins, who just gave up 35 points to Buffalo.

Sep 21, 2021 2:12 AM EST

Sends Raiders into overtime

Carlson made both of his field goals and all three of extra points during Monday's 33-27 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Carlson ended the first half with a smooth 34-yard field goal that cut the Ravens' halftime lead to 14-10. After the Ravens took a 27-24 lead with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter, Derek Carr made a few solid throws to give Carlson a chance from 55 yards to send the game into overtime. Carlson stepped up and confidently sent one through the uprights. The 26-year-old has slowly transformed himself into a reliable kicker from all distances and is poised for another solid year in Las Vegas.

Sep 14, 2021 10:20 AM EST

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