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Stephen Hauschka set Buffalo Bills team record for kickers on Sunday

The Bills kicker set a franchise record on Sunday

NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills new kicker got off to a rocky start in Buffalo. Steven Hauschka flat-out missed his first field goal attempt of the season and had to bank his second in off the upright. However, he was able to put it all together against the Denver Broncos, nailing both extra point attempts and going 4-for-4 on field goals, including two from 50+ yards.

“It feels awesome. A lot of hard work goes in, starting at the beginning of the offseason,” Hauschka said. “It was a big transition for me to come across the country with my family and come here to Buffalo. … It’s rewarding to see some success from all the hard work put in.”

His two long-range field goals, one 53 and the other 55 , marked the first time in franchise history a kicker hit two field goals from 53 yards or more in a single game.

The unseasonably warm weather in Orchard Park was also a contributing factor to Hauschka’s impressive day. The 80-plus degree weather helped the ball fly free and easy. The kicker went as far to say that if needed, he could have split the uprights from even farther out.

“The ball was flying good and I was hitting the ball well,” Hauskchka said. “That one direction, where we made most of the field goals was probably 58, and then the other direction, I could probably hit up to 63, 64.”

The veteran kicker is glad the rough start is seemingly behind him and believes that he is back on track.

“I was feeling good mentally and physically,” he said. It was “just nice for things to come together.”