It is at the Oakland 47-yard line, or 53 yards away from the goal line.
[Tom] Dempsey's holder, Joe Scarpati, clearly places the ball on the Saints' 37-and-a-quarter-yard line—the goalposts were on the goal line in those days—for what would measure out to a 62-and-three-quarters-yards kick.
It's difficult to tell precisely from this video, but Broncos holder Tom Rouen's spot of [Jason] Elam's kick appears to be on the front edge of the hashmark at the Broncos' 47-yard line...So the make was an honest 63 yards.
Watch Raiders holder Shane Lechler's right hand in the first two seconds of the video. His fingers caress the turf an inch or two behind the hash mark at the Raiders' 47—which would make Janikowski's distance five or six inches longer than Elam's.
"If all of the ball rests between yard stripes, credit distance from the yard line nearest the intended goal."...In other words, round down. By that definition, Janikowski's kick of 63 plus an inch or two is officially 63—and Dempsey's should be 62.
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