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Draft Scout Cairo Santos News
10/05/15 - K Cairo Santos established a new Chiefs record for made field goals in a game when he hit seven-of-seven against Cincinnati on Sunday. The previous record holder was Ryan Succop, who made six-of-six in September 2012 in New Orleans. Santos became the sixth kicker in NFL history to make seven field goals in a single game, just one behind league record holder Rob Bironas's eight for Tennessee in 2007. Also hitting seven field goals in a single game were Jim Bakken for the St. Louis Cardinals (1967), Rich Karlis with Minnesota (1989), Chris Boniol (1996) and Billy Cundiff (2003) with Dallas and Cincinnati's Shayne Graham (2007).
10/04/15 - K Cairo Santos kicked seven field goals in Sunday's 36-21 loss at Cincinnati. It was the second-most field goals in NFL history and the most-ever for a Bengals opponent. It also represented missed red-zone opportunities for the Chiefs. "It always feels great to go out there and perform well," Santos said. "But I think I would have been happier kicking seven extra points."
12/01/14 - K Cairo Santos ran his streak of consecutive field goals to 14 with a 39-yarder Sunday against Denver.
11/26/14 - Rookie PK Cairo Santos has survived 11 games as the Chiefs' kicker and the Brazilian-born product of Tulane University escaped his bad 1-for-2 start and has now made 13 straight field goals. He has not missed a three-pointer since Sept. 14, in the season's second game. That was a 37-yarder in Denver against the Broncos.
Over the last month he has not gotten a lot of opportunities for field goals, averaging just 1.25 attempts per game over the last four weeks. But he has been steady and reliable in handling all the kicking duties, even in several cold weather games that were the first of his life. Temperatures in the 30s, with strong wind were never a factor in high school in Florida or at Tulane, where his home games were inside the Superdome.
"He's kicked in some cold weather, some wind, some rain; he's seen everything," said special teams coordinator Dave Toub. "He continues to look good. We are counting on him. He's doing a good job; he's been consistent."
Santos started the season with 17 touchbacks in his first seven games, but in poor weather conditions he has had just two in the last four games. Some of that is by design, as Toub has him kicking balls designed to allow the coverage unit a chance to stop the returner inside the 20-yard line.
10/27/14 - PK Cairo Santos learned how to kick field goals in St. Augustine, Fla., as a foreign-exchange student from Brazil. He went on to kick at Tulane University, where he played home games inside the Superdome. Through the first six games of his rookie NFL season, Santos had seen near perfect weather conditions at Arrowhead Stadium and in Denver, Miami, San Francisco and San Diego.
But in Sunday's victory over St. Louis, Santos got his first NFL taste of kicking with Mother Nature as he learned about the winds of Arrowhead. It did not slow the rookie down as he had two field goals, led by a career-long 53-yard kick and four touchbacks on kickoffs.
"It was the windiest day I've kicked in, ever, college or anywhere else," said Santos. "Even though it's windy, you can't over-think it. You just have to hit it solid and trust your kick."