Not only did the Washington Redskins earn their sixth straight victory with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, kicker Kai Forbath found his way into the record books.
Forbath hit a pair of field goals in the first half against the Eagles — one from 45 yards and a second from 42 yards — to improve to a perfect 17-for-17 on the year. With the 42-yard field goal, Forbath surpassed the record held by New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley for consecutive made field goals to start a career.
“It’s awesome,” Forbath said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I couldn’t have asked for a better start and being with guys like [long-snapper] Nick Sundberg and [punter/holder] Sav Rocca, and having all the trust in them that they’ll get the ball down just makes my job a lot easier. I’ve been happy we’ve converted on all our attempts so far, and [I’m] going to take it one week at a time like we’ve been doing.”
The Redskins signed Forbath in October after Billy Cundiff was released following five missed field goals in the first five games of the season.
Forbath was an undrafted free agent out of UCLA that landed with the Dallas Cowboys last season. He was placed on the non-football injury list and released last April. Forbath went to training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was unable to beat out incumbent Connor Barth and subsequently released before landing with the Redskins.