ALAMEDA -- It's getting so coach Dennis Allen is taking Sebastian Janikowski for granted -- but in a good way.
Named the AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday, Janikowski has been so accurate that in a 15-0 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the biggest surprise wasn't the five field goals he made, but the 51-yard attempt he missed.
Asked if he expects Janikowski to make every kick, Allen said, "Yes, I do. I think he does, too. I don't really care where he kicks it from. When you have a great player, that's what you expect, and that's what he expects.
"It's a comforting feeling for me knowing that when we get across the 50, I feel confident being able to put him in the game and feel like we can make the kick and get three points."
Janikowski converted from 20, 50, 57, 30 and 41 yards Sunday. The thing Allen liked was that after the miss from 51 yards, Janikowski came back to "knock a 57-yard attempt right down the middle. It's like anybody else that plays a position -- if you have a negative play, you put it behind you and go to the next one. The great ones are able to respond, and he responded."
Janikowski has converted 29 of 32 field-goal attempts with misses from 51, 61 and 64 yards.
"He's getting more comfortable in the offense, making a few plays," Raiders cornerback Michael Huff said.