In a bit of news from around the NFL, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set an NFL record at the end of the second quarter by kicking a 64-yard field goal in Denver.
The record-breaking field goal brought the Broncos to within one-point of tying the Tennessee Titans by a 21-20 score at halftime.
I don’t care if he was kicking the ball in Denver or not, anytime anyone can kick a ball 64 yards in an NFL game, they have my respect for that feat.
A kick like that is something that just doesn’t happen much, well it never did in the NFL until today, so we all should enjoy what Prater did today.
Prater broke a record previously held by Tom Dempsy and Jason Elam, which was set at 63 yards.
Dempsey set the former record on Nov. 8 1970 against the Detroit Lions. Dempsey was a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Elam kicked his 63-yard field goal on Oct. 25, 1998 as a member of the Broncos. Elam’s kick was in Denver, but against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
There have been eight players to kick a field goal of 60 yards or longer in NFL history, four since 2006.