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The Detroit Lions do not need to draft another defensive end

Matt Patricia will have many decisions to make this offseason, but I have one that he can mark off his list right here and right now. The Lions do not need another defensive end.I am sick of the absurdly high value that defensive ends have been receiving the last few years in the draft. Patricia and his staff need to highly examine whether it is really even worth trying.The star...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers from 'Monday Night Football' in Week 2

Monday Night Football in Week 2 featured two teams that many pegged to compete for the NFC title in 2017, but it’s hard to say either of them played like it.The Detroit Lions, visiting the New York Giants, pulled out a rather easy 24-10 win, much to the consternation of Giants fans, who booed their team on multiple occasions.It’s safe to say there was more ugly football than bright...
Via Sportsnaut
September 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Cameraman gets drilled in groin on Matt Prater field goal

Cameramen are a part of the NFL action, too, and fans were reminded of that during Sunday’s Cardinals-Lions game.The moment of reckoning happened after Matt Prater drilled a 58-yard field goal. After sailing through the uprights, the ball landed right in an unsuspecting cameraman’s groin. It clearly hit him square in the area, but he didn’t even move, showing how tough he is while...
Via The Sports Daily
September 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Prater shows off leg, kicks 78-yard field goal

Just Tucker’s 76-yard field goal at the Pro Bowl was impressive, but Matt Prater managed to show him up with a booming kick of his own. Prater, who was one of the top three kickers in the league this year, showed off his powerful leg and drained a 78-yard kick, which seems unfathomable. No word on whether or not the NFL has decided to drug test Prater after that kick, given how well...
Via The Sports Daily
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Prater one-ups Justin Tucker with 76-yard FG

Based on the way some of the NFL’s top kickers are performing in practice, it’s only a matter of time before a 70-plus-yard field goal is made during a game. Baltimore Ravens kicker shocked us when he posted a 75-yard make during a practice session this week, but it didn’t take long for one of his peers to one-up him.Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions posted a short video on Twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Latest from NFL: Long kicks by Prater giving Lions a boost

The latest from the NFL's wild-card Saturday. (All times Eastern) 10:05 p.m. Matt Prater has given the Detroit Lions a lift with his leg. Prater has accounted for all of Detroit's scoring so far Saturday night, making field goals of 51 and 53 yards. The Lions trail Seattle 10-6. Prater's second field goal capped a 10-play, 61-yard drive in the third quarter after the Lions were...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

If past history is an indication of future behavior, then we can expect the Denver Broncos to use their franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller while trying to work out a long-term extension with him. Miller, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011, is set to become a free agent. The Broncos will undoubtedly try to sign him long term — GM John Elway has said as much — but they will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2016  |  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), he...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 06, 2015  |  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

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 that. For a...
Via Mile High Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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