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High-fives, chest-bumps and general revelry from Gano followed, even with the San Francisco 49ers leading 13-3.
By game’s end, Gano’s demeanor was subdued.
“It feels good being in the record books, but any time you lose the game, it’s meaningless, really,” he said. “Yeah, I always feel like I’ve got it in me.”
Gano hit a 65-yarder during high school in Pensacola, Fla., but hadn’t hit a kick longer than 50 yards in parts of three NFL seasons.
“We were hitting the ball pretty well in warm-ups,” Gano said. “I was pretty confident. The wind kind of died down then so I felt good.”
Penalties follow Williams
But two penalties — including a critical personal foul in the second quarter — overshadowed the second-year player’s afternoon.
“If they’re playing through the whistle, we’re going through the whistle,” said Williams, who maintained he didn’t hear the whistle ending the play. “I defended and they called a penalty.”
That earned him an in-game reminder from coach Mike Shanahan to keep his poise.
“I’ve got to tone it down a little,” Williams said. “I ain’t doing nothing dirty. I ain’t trying to take nobody out. I’m just playing football.”
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