LOOK: Matt Prater makes NFL record 64-yard field goal
Matt Prater smoked a 64-yard field goal on Sunday, setting a new NFL record.
We've seen several NFL kickers bomb field goals from longer than 60 yards, but never as deep as 64 yards. Until today: Broncos kicker Matt Prater unleashed his leg cannon for an NFL record 64-yard field goal as the second quarter expired against the Titans.
A Peyton Manning pass to Jacob Tamme for a few yards to get the Broncos within range of a desperation shot. Ignoring the result from Auburn-Alabama, John Fox sent Prater out onto the field for a shot at history.
And he absolutely drilled it:
It always helps to have the old mile-high atmosphere when you're kicking of course.
One of the previous record holders for a field goal of 63 yards was Jason Elam, who was with the Broncos in 1998 when he made that field goal. Tom Dempsey of the Saints also hit a 63 yarder in 1970.
Here's another side shot of the kick:
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