Prater's kick on a … "I was just trying to blast it and I thought I hit it pretty well.". He's now 20-of-26 on attempts of at least 50 yards, the most accurate mark since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 for kickers with at least 20 of those attempts. Even such, he had a game winning extra point to his credit earlier this season in addition to this big kick as well. After what we witnessed Sunday, Matt Prater’s record 64-yard field goal is endangered. Prater's kick, out of an Aaron Brewer snap and a Britton Colquitt hold, set an NFL record, at 64 yards, and gave the Broncos a tidy boost along the … If Prater hits the longest of the pair, Detroit will cash in free beer. NFL experts debate their title window, future at QB, 2021 NFL draft order: Top 28 picks set, with Jags, Jets, Dolphins at the top, Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans, Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board. Matt Prater smoked a 64-yard field goal on Sunday, setting a new NFL record. Prater's kick broke the previous NFL record of 63 yards, held by Tom Dempsey (1970), former Broncos kicker Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and David Akers ('12). ", Added coach John Fox: "No doubt it energized our team.". Fans will be able to keep up week to week to see who is ahead while rooting for their guy. DENVER -- Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos' game against Tennessee on Sunday. Screw the record. His most notable achievement prior to this record is the 64-yard field goal he kicked as a member of the Broncos, still currently the longest field goal made in NFL history. "I knew he had the leg for it,'' Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker said. 5, celebrates a 64-yard field goal for a new NFL record. "I've hit them in the 70s in practice," he said. In recent weeks, there had been questions swirling about Prater’s dependability. It was the 20th kick of at least 50 yards in Prater's career. Even though Prater had struggled at times this year, he managed to line up and drill the kick. "Such an awesome moment, I'm glad it came in a win," Prater said. After what we witnessed Sunday, Matt Prater’s record 64-yard field goal is endangered. The show had originally propositioned Coors Light to offer Detroit free beer if the Lions got into the playoffs, but with this friendly competition, Bud Light managed to spice things up even more. We just got done giving him a game ball for breaking that record. This kick could get Lions fans and Prater in the money for beer. S omething really … Prater ’s … The Longest Field Goal in the NFL. DENVER -- It was almost an out-of-place celebration, but when Matt Prater's kick was up and good for the Denver Broncos just before halftime Sunday, most of his teammates rushed the field to mob him in a game the Broncos still were losing 21-20 at the time. The original offer was free beer for Denver if McManus broke Prater’s record for a 64 yard field goal as longest in NFL history, but as McAfee said, Prater needed his chance to answer given he is the current record holder. The original offer was free beer for Denver if McManus broke Prater’s record for a 64 yard field goal as longest in NFL history, but as McAfee … This season, Prater and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus will face off with the promise of free beer from Bud Light on the line. With 16 seconds left in the game and 3 timeouts left, the Lions put together a quick strike drive, setting Matt Prater up for a 59 yard field goal. If McManus gets the job done, Denver will get the prize. Another @MattPrater_5 walkoff pic.twitter.com/PeYaD4d50I, — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 15, 2020. READ NEXT: Lions Player Demands Team Feed D’Andre Swift, Lions’ Matt Prater Hammers Long Game Winning Field Goal [WATCH], Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Prater, however, kicks the majority of games in a dome, which can allow for some extra length and consistency. It took him a short amount of time to thread the needle downfield and put the finishing touches on the big win. "I felt like I hit it pretty good, but I didn't know, but I honestly thought it was going to be real close, but they put the return guy back there and I saw him backing up and thought I was going to have to cover this. Once again, Matthew Stafford proved that all he needs is a chance and a little bit of time. Prater is … And Prater is one of those threatening it. As for the longest field goal in NFL history, that belongs to former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, who boomed a 64-yarder back in 2013. The battle continues. Matt Prater’s Record 64-Yard Field Goal On this day in @NFLHistory … @MattPrater_5 nailed a record 64-YARD field goal! In 2013, while playing for the Denver Broncos, Prater made a 64-yard attempt, the longest in NFL history. @thekidmcmanus vs. @MattPrater_5. Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater made NFL history on Sunday. 2: Packers want second Super Bowl for Aaron Rodgers, Marv Levy, Cornelius Bennett, former Bills eager to see Buffalo 'finally' win title, Who stays and who goes? He nailed it. That all ended on this day, as Prater pounded a 53 yard kick as well as the game winning 59 yard kick as time expired. This kick may have accomplished another feat. Janikowski had also missed on a 64-yard attempt in 2007, and a 76-yard attempt in '08. The Broncos went on to win that game 51–28. The Detroit Lions got a long field goal from Matt Prater to secure a narrow win over the Washington Football Team. Getty After a false start penalty to open the drive, the Broncos moved to their own 46 in six plays, including an 18-yard completion from Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas to convert a third-and-10, to go with a 7-yard completion from Manning to tight end Jacob Tamme that put the Broncos in position for the kick with three seconds remaining in the half. Prater said if given the chance, he would definitely try to break his own NFL field goal record of 64 yards After what we witnessed Sunday, Matt Prater's record 64-yard field goal is endangered. Powered by. Prater broke the NFL record with a 64-yard field goal to draw within one point of the Tennessee Titans going into halftime of Sunday's game. We've seen several NFL kickers bomb field goals from longer than 60 yards, but never as deep as 64 yards. And Prater is one of those threatening it. DENVER — Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL -record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos’ game against Tennessee on Sunday. In those conditions, it was really pretty miraculous. Six others have connected from 63 yards out. McManus has the thin air of the Rocky Mountains to help aid him and his strong leg, and Prater has already used that to his benefit in his career. 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The longest field goal to date belongs to one Matt Prater, the current kicker for the Detroit Lions, when he kicked a 64-yard field goal back in 2013 as part of the Broncos team. Place kicker Matt Prater, No. … The original offer was free beer for Denver if McManus broke Prater’s record for a 64 yard field goal as longest in NFL history, but as McAfee said, … Prater's kick, out of an Aaron Brewer snap and a Britton Colquitt hold, set an NFL record, at 64 yards, and gave the Broncos a tidy boost along the way as they went on to a 51-28 victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. "It was little tough [Sunday], especially the first couple kicks, but by that time my foot was numb anyway," Prater said with a smile. DENVER - Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday. As in, an NFL-record 64-yard field goal to … Prater kicks record 64-yard field goal By ARNIE STAPLETON December 9, 2013 GMT Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, right, kicks a 64-yard field goal as Britton Colquitt holds during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Denver. Week 10 has seen 11 field goals of at least 50 yards, tied with Week 13 of the 2012 season for the most in a single week in an NFL history. But history has a way of doing that to people. It occurred on December 8, 2013. It appeared as if things were heading for overtime, but Stafford once again proved why he is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the league. 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Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, bottom, celebrates 64-yard field goal with Britton Colquitt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Denver. "We've got a lot of confidence in Matt's leg," Fox said. Broncos kicker Matt Prater gets a leg up on history as he boots his way into the record books with a 64-yard field goal on Sunday. Week 10 has seen 11 field … McManus has a long kick of 56 yards so far this year, and now, Prater has him by 3 yards. Credit goes out to the Pat McAfee Show for setting this whole thing in motion. However, a kicking ball and a temperature measured at 14 degrees at the time might have eliminated, in Prater's opinion, at least some of the aid found in Denver's thin air. Prater consistently hits 60-yarders in pregame warm-ups, and consistently hits kicks longer than 60 yards in practice. Matt Prater during a 2020 game. With the last play of the second quarter, Prater hit a 64-yard field goal, setting a new record for longest field goal in NFL history. The Lions had blown a huge lead and allowed Washington to kick a long field goal late in the game in order to tie the score. Lions' Matt Prater wouldn't shy away from record 65-yard field goal. Prater holds the NFL record for kicking the longest field goal (64 yards), which he set on December 8, 2013, as a member of the Denver Broncos in a game against the Tennessee Titans in the first half as time expired. Three of the five kicks of at least 63 yards have been made in Denver, as Elam's and Janikowski's 63-yarders were also made at the Broncos' home stadium, which sits at an elevation of 5,280 feet. Lions Player Demands Team Feed D’Andre Swift. https://t.co/XjOhhVAKGi. pic.twitter.com/BJfA952Asz Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line. Longest field goal in nfl history matt prater makes 64 yard mr consistency leaves new england no not tom brady the york times cowboys kicker brett maher set an nfl record sunday night fort worth star telegram football field goal … "It was crazy, it was awesome because almost the whole team rushed the field after that kick. "You always kind of dream of that opportunity occurring and then being able to kick it. It was yet another signature moment for Prater in Detroit. Whoever kicks the longest field goal this season gets Bud Light for his city, on us. Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos’ game against Tennessee on Sunday. The Detroit Lions needed a win in a bad way, and had blown a 24-3 lead against the Washington Football Team. He hadn’t managed to make many deep kicks and had missed plenty of long attempts. 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