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Arena league goalposts could help Detroit Lions K Matt Prater

The Detroit Lions practice facility is now equipped with Arena Football League goalposts, reports Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. The AFL uprights (9 feet across) are more than twice as narrow as their NFL-regulation counterparts (18.5 feet across), and Lions kicker Matt Prater thinks the smaller target could help improve his accuracy."We just got them this off-season...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions lock up special teamer with three year contract extension

The Detroit Lions have finally found their man at placekicker. According to a report by Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, they have extended Matt Prater for three more years: The #Lions have re-signed K Matt Prater to a new 3-year contract. Lions finally have long-term stability at that position. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 6, 2015 The deal is worth $9 million total...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions bring back Matt Prater on a 3-year deal

After a shaky start last year, Matt Prater settled in to finally become a solution of the Lions’ kicking woes in 2014. His strong finish also earned him a contract extension with he Lions. According to the team’s website, Detroit re-signed Prater to a three-year deal worth an estimated $9M. “As Matt got more acclimated with us, especially with Don (Mulbach) and Sam (Martin...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Prater hopes to stay with Lions after settling team's kicking woes

Wide left, wide right. Take your pick. That's how the Detroit Lions' season began before Matt Prater came in and settled down an incredibly shaky kicking situation. The Lions learned the hard way that they can't rely on just any rookie, even a draft pick, to handle the pressures that go with being a kicker in the NFL. There's simply too many close games in this league and they can...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report says Atlanta Falcons have no plans to remove head coach Mike Smith

Coming into Sunday’s games speculation was running rampant that if the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t pull off a win against the Detroit Lions in London that head coach Mike Smith would be packing his bags. The Falcons jumped out to an early lead but eventually dropped the game in heartbreaking fashion on a field goal by Matt Prater. Atlanta has now lost four straight games and it...
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October 28, 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

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

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

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

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

St. Louis Rams avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Seattle Seahawks avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

San Francisco 49ers avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Arizona Cardinals avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Washington Redskins avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

New York Giants avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

New Orleans Saints avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Carolina Panthers avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

Minnesota Vikings avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple NFC contenders don’t

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

San Diego Chargers avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple AFC contenders don’t

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

Kansas City Chiefs avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple AFC contenders don’t

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

Miami Dolphins avoid the Week 6 hot seat, but a couple AFC contenders don’t

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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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