Punahou’s Ka’imi Fairbairn kicks game-winner in NFL playoff game


HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 04: Ka’imi Fairbairn #7 of the Houston Texans is carried by his teammates after his game-winning field goal in overtime to give his team the 22-19 win against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Punahou alum and Houston Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked the game-winning field goal in Saturday’s divisional round matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Fairbairn’s 28-yard field goal in overtime gave the Texans a 22-19 win. The Texans now await their next opponent. If they were to be victorious next week, they would advance to the AFC championship game.

Fairbairn was 2-for-2 on field goals Saturday. He kicked a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter to cut the Buffalo lead to 16-11 with 10:45 remaining in regulation.

Fairbairn kicked collegiately for UCLA, where in 2015 he was awarded the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker.

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