Broncos K Matt Prater sets NFL record with 64-yard field goal


Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 64 yard field goal at the end of the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Here is a GIF of the kick from Fansided GIF.

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.

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