Daniel Carlson

Las Vegas Raiders
Place Kicker #38
Las Vegas Raiders
Place Kicker #38
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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


Back on active roster

The Raiders activated Carlson (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Considering Carlson has resided on the list since Aug. 1, he likely tested positive for the virus, but the team isn't obligated to reveal as much. In any case, he's back and now is the only kicker on the Raiders after Dominik Eberle was waived Monday.

Aug 16, 2021 2:29 PM EST


On COVID list

Carlson (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: It's unclear whether Carlson tested positive for the virus, but he'll be away from the team until he clears the health and safety protocols regardless. Dominik Eberle, who was recently cut by the Raiders, re-signed with the team Sunday and will handle the kicking reps for the immediate future.

Aug 1, 2021 3:48 PM EST


Signs tender Thursday

Carlson signed his restricted free agent tender from the Raiders on Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: In March, Las Vegas extended Carlson a second-round tender, a price that other organizations were unlikely to pay. Thus he's back in the desert for a second consecutive year and a member of the Raiders for a fourth campaign. Carlson is coming off his best statistical season, when he connected on 33 of 35 field-goal attempts (94 percent) and 45 of 47 point-after tries (96 percent).

Apr 29, 2021 2:33 PM EST


Garners second-round tender

The Raiders extended Carlson a second-round tender Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Carlson was outstanding for the Raiders in 2020, making 33 of 35 field-goal attempts and 45 of 47 extra-point tries en route to a single-season franchise record of 144 points. This should prevent an offer sheet for Carlson, who will earn $3.384 million in 2020 if he signs the tender.

Mar 15, 2021 3:18 PM EST


Sets franchise record

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and buried all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson missed just two of 35 total field-goal attempts during an impressive 2020 campaign, while also making 45 of 47 extra-point tries. His 144 points set the franchise record for most points scored in a single season, which was previously held by Raiders legend Sebastian Janikowski. Carlson's stellar closing stretch earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, gaining momentum ahead of restricted free agency this offseason as Las Vegas likely plans to lure him back.

Jan 8, 2021 8:29 AM EST


Misses XP in one-point loss

Carlson made all four of his field-goal attempts and converted one of two extra-points tries in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Carlson's first extra-point miss since Week 5 proved costly as the Raiders ultimately suffered a one-point loss to be removed from playoff contention. The Auburn product's four field goals marked a season high, however, but three of them were booted from 23 yards or less. Carlson has now gone three consecutive games without attempting a field goal from 40-plus.

Dec 28, 2020 8:14 AM EST


Nine points in TNF contest

Carlson converted a pair of field-goal attempts and made all three of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 30-27 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson's nine points on Thursday Night Football matched his Week 14 line as well, nailing multiple field goals from inside 30 yards to accompany a trio of extra points again. Carlson hasn't missed an attempt since Week 8 as Las Vegas is now slated to host the Dolphins this Saturday.

Dec 21, 2020 6:19 AM EST


Tallies nine points in defeat

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Carlson has now gone six consecutive games without a single missed kick from any distance, but he's also attempted just one field goal from 40-plus yards dating to Week 11. The Raiders' homestand continues as the Chargers travel to Allegiant Stadium for Thursday Night Football.

Dec 15, 2020 7:32 AM EST


Steady in close win

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Carlson nailed a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter, but he was ultimately contained to just two PATs in the second half as he brought his total to seven points for the contest. Las Vegas is now slated to host the Colts and their periodically stingy defense Week 14.

Dec 8, 2020 4:39 AM EST


Scores Raiders' only points Sunday

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Carlson has averaged just 6.5 points per game over the Raiders' last two contests, but additional scoring opportunities could arise Week 13 against the Jets. He was perfect on field-goal attempts from 24 and 29 yards this past Sunday in Atlanta.

Nov 30, 2020 10:43 PM EST


Notches seven points

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 35-31 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Carlson converted from 35 yards on his lone field goal, but in otherwise being limited to PATs, Carlson's seven points actually tied his season low. That evidences how consistent and impactful the 25-year-old has been thus far, as he now sports 94 points through 10 outings.

Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM EST


Totals 13 points against Denver

Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and was perfect on four extra-point tries in Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson's impressive Week 10 effort was highlighted by a 52-yard boot early in the second half to put Las Vegas up by seven. He ultimately recorded a season-high 13 points as a divisional matchup against the Chiefs now awaits.

Nov 17, 2020 5:03 AM EST


Makes lone FG attempt in win

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt from 31 yards and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson's seven points marked a season low, but his field goal late in the fourth quarter turned out to be a victory-clinching kick as the Chargers were unable to find the end zone on their final drive. Carlson will look to maintain his consistent production Week 10 as the Broncos head to Las Vegas.

Nov 9, 2020 7:54 AM EST


Battles wind in Cleveland

Carlson made three of four field-goal attempts and converted his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Carlson extended his streak of eight-plus points to seven games, despite clanking the left upright on a 41-yard field-goal attempt during the Raiders' opening drive. He'll hope for more favorable weather conditions Week 9 in Los Angeles.

Nov 3, 2020 4:36 AM EST


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