Dawson on conditions: 'Had to pay attention to every little thing'
Phil Dawson connected on four field goals (23, 48, 52, 22) in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Seahawks. (USATSI)
SAN FRANCISCO – Phil Dawson does not want to hear a thing about any record.
But Dawson, in his first season with the 49ers, has placed himself in the team record book with 20 consecutive made field goals.
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Dawson was perfect on his four field-goal attempts on Sunday, and the 49ers needed every one of them. His 22-yarder with :26 remaining provided the 49ers with the winning points in a 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park.
Dawson made kicks from 23, 48 and 52 yards before hitting the game-winner.
“I try not to think about it,” Dawson said of his streak. “I try to treat every kick the same. You have to have a bad memory. Unfortunately, I have a really good memory, so I can remember my last miss.”
Dawson’s last miss was memorable, all right. He misfired on a 71-yard attempt on a rare fair catch kick just before halftime of the 49ers’ game Sept. 26 against the St. Louis Rams. Dawson, a 15-year pro who spent his first 14 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, is 23 of 26 on the season after the 49ers signed him to replace David Akers.
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Dawson also holds the Browns record for most consecutive made field goals at 27. Dawson, Olindo Mare (Miami/Seattle) and Neil Rackers (Arizona/Houston) are the only kickers who currently hold records for most made field goals with two different franchises.
Joe Nedney previously held the 49ers record with 18 made field goals in a row from November 2006 to September 2007.