Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Sponsored by Chevrolet Silverado. The Lions and Packers facing off for a division title in Week 17 is probably about what we expected coming into the season. Beyond that? The Lions haven’t been at all what we thought they’d be. The formerly high-powered Lions offense has been largely tamed in 2014, they’ve been held to 18th in the NFL in total offense. Former 5,000-yard...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions are in the playoffs… but no one should be satisfied

The Lions officially clinched a playoff berth last night after the Eagles fell to the Washington Redskins 27-24 officially eliminating Philadelphia from playoff contention. The guaranteed spot in the postseason for Detroit is their first appearance since 2011 and only the second since the turn of the century. The Lions’ business this regular season however is far from over and...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Creepy Lions Fans Are Creepy

Detroit survived against Minnesota today, holding on to win 16-14. While it wasn’t the cleanest victory, the Lions sure did show a lot of courage- especially Matt Prater, who nailed the game-winning 33 yarder with just under 4 minutes remaining to win the game. It also took a lot of courage for these three fans (especially two of them) to show up in public dressed as psychotic...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions can’t hang with the NFL elite as Patriots roll to 34-9 victory

Eight quarters. That’s how long it’s been since the Detroit Lions have actually scored a touchdown as they were shut out of the end zone once again this afternoon to the tune of 34-9 against the New England Patriots. Not since the 29 second mark of the 4th quarter on November 9th against the Dolphins have the Lions scored a touchdown in a game instead relying on the leg of Matt...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots embarrass Lions 34-9

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots continue their dominance versus the division leaders of the NFL. This time it was the Detroit Lions, who came into the game as the NFC North division leader and a 7-3 record.The Lions got on the board first with a 48 yard Matt Prater field goal. But it was all Patriots after that. With the offense responding with a 4 yard touchdown pass from Tom...
Via Patriots Life
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Prater makes winning field goal for Lions

LONDON (AP) Matt Prater took advantage of another second chance. Prater missed a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds to go, then got another try because of a delay-of-game penalty. He nailed that one from 48 yards, giving the Detroit Lions a second straight comeback victory, 22-21 over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. ''As soon as I hit it, I knew it was good,'' Prater...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Questionable delay of game call gives Lions another chance

It was a bloody mess.  No, I’m not talking about how early I had to get to the FOX Network Center Sunday morning to watch the Detroit-Atlanta game that was played at Wembley Stadium in jolly ol' England, but it easily could have been.  What I’m referring to is the blimey delay of game penalty that was called on the game’s last play that actually gave the Lions’ Matt...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Win in London After Delay of Game Penalty Gives Them Another Chance to Kick Game-Winning Field Goal

When the Detroit Lions trotted out their field goal kicker to win the game against the Atlanta Falcons in London no one was real worried about it. Well--no one on Atlanta's sideline at least. Folks in Detroit had to be going crazy. Yeah, Matt Prater was a stud in Denver before they cut him, but he did miss to in his season debut with the Lions against Minnesota.Sure enough--the kicking...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Referees Blew Lions Delay of Game Call, Clock Was at :01

The Atlanta Falcons blew a 21-point lead in London this morning, losing 22-21 to the Detroit Lions on a last-second Matt Prater 47-yard field goal. Prater initially lined up for a 42-yarder and missed but they were called for delay of game, giving the highly-criticized Detroit kicking game another chance to steal a victory. Of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions win wild game in London with walkoff field goal

For the second straight week the Lions defeated an NFC South opponent in the closing stages of the game. After a comeback victory over the Saints last weekend, the Lions scored an amazing 22 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 from Wembley Stadium in London, England. Down 21-0 entering the second half, the Lions stormed back as Matthew Stafford...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions rally to beat Falcons 22-21 in London

LONDON (AP) Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week. Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Penalty helps Lions rally to stun Falcons on last-second FG

LONDON --  Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week. Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor Kicker Commit Hits A 71-Yard Field Goal During Practice

A college kicker hitting a 50-yard field goal is very impressive. A kicker at any level hitting a 60-yard field goal is outstanding—Matt Prater hit a 64-yard kicker, setting the NFL record for longest field goal last season. So how does a 71-yard field goal sound? Baylor commit Drew Galitz did just that in practice. While he is not facing a live rush, or using a real holder, this...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions kickers are cursed, even Matt Prater cannot hit field goals

Matt Prater was 25/26 last year kicking field goals for the Denver Broncos, and was a beast before serving a four game suspension on the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Well yesterday Prater was bad, missing 2 of his field goals. The Sports Quotient    @SportsQuotient Matt Prater was 25/26 on FGs […] The post Detroit Lions kickers are cursed, even...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Detroit Lions Holder Sam Martin is Overjoyed New Kicker Matt Prater Made a Kick

The Detroit Lions are a good team, but they have one massive problem so far this season--they can't seem to kick a field goal to save their collective lives. Six weeks in to the season the team is working on it's third placekicker, former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater.Sure enough, his first kick was a miss--but not his second, a 52-yarder.@LIONS/TwitterRead more »
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prater is gone and so is the real reason

What? They released who? Matt Prater’s sudden release was a shock to the Denver Broncos’ fan base and beyond. Fans didn’t understand it. After seemingly sticking with Prater – and other deviants within the organization – it’s hard to rationalize why now. Prater was a weapon in the Broncos arsenal. His performance on the field was spectacular and his pay reflected...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Why were the Denver Broncos a hater to Matt Prater?

The most accurate kicker in Denver Broncos history is now a Detroit Lion. That sounds kind of weird right? The release of Matt Prater still has me scratching my head. Why in the world would the Broncos cut one of the best kickers in the league? He was a pro-bowler last season, converting 25 of 26 kicks, 14 of 15 from beyond 40 yards, and nailed a 64-yard bomb in the cold that set...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater: I haven't had a drink in six weeks

The Detroit Lions organization found itself in a dire situation after the team had no choice but to cut Alex Henery after the kicker missed all three field goal attempts in Detroit’s 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. It left the team this week scrambling to find a replacement for Henery, who the […] The post New Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater says he hasn’t had...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Seat: Who is feeling the heat heading into Week 6?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just five weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Matt Prater The Lions hope they’ve added the league’s best kicker In some regard, Prater...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Kicking themselves in loss, Lions find replacement

We can all recall a moment we blamed the kicker, looked at his comparatively easy job and got frustrated that he couldn’t have made the simple motion that would have won his team the game. Personally, I can recall multiple times my favorite team failed because they let the game come down to the final seconds. In an attempt to remain objective, it’s important to remember that...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Get it Right and Sign Matt Prater

Detroit Lions Get it Right and Sign Matt Prater Matt Prater to the Detroit Lions rescue. Boy, I called this one on Sunday. After three missed field goal attempts by the Lions former kicker Alex Hendry virtually costing them the game last week, Hendry had to go. Welcome Prater, whom … The post Detroit Lions Get it Right and Sign Matt Prater appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Prater is Detroit's latest choice at kicker

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed Matt Prater to a one-year deal in their latest effort to fix their early kicking woes. The Lions confirmed the agreement Tuesday night. The Broncos cut ties with Prater earlier this month, when the 30-year-old kicker was about to come off a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Prater made 25 of 26 field...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater To One-Year Deal

The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed kicker Matt Prater to a one-year contract. Former Broncos K Matt Prater is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2014 Photo Credit: This is obviously great news for Lions fans. The main reason Detroit fell short on Sunday against Buffalo—aside from the...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions cut K Alex Henery, will work out Matt Prater and Jay Feely Tuesday

After missing three field goals Sunday (which proved to be the difference in terms of the final score) the Lions cut kicker Alex Henery as their nightmarish place-kicking issues continued. In turn though the team is expected to work out former Pro Bowler (and alcohol aficionado) Matt Prater as well as former Michigan Wolverine Jay Feely according to Adam Schefter. Former Broncos...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater Will Have a Couple of Voicemail Messages Waiting for Him Today

In a thrilling day of footballing, there were nine games decided by a touchdown or less, three games decided by a field goal or less, and two overtime victories. It was enough to make some teams (looking directly at you Jim Caldwell and the Lions) wonder why someone like Alex Henery, who single-handedly (or footedly? Is that a word?) lost the game against the Kyle Orton led Bills...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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