Smith made his first start since breaking his right leg in two places nearly two years ago and had career highs with 38 completions and 390 yards passing. RELATED: Female Kicker Nails 55-Yard Field Goal With Nasty Crosswind Trailing 21-17 at the end of the first half, the Denver Broncos sent out kicker Matt Prater to make his second field goal of the game.It was a gamble, no doubt, but it was worth the chance to cut the Tennessee Titans lead and go into halftime at Sport Authority Field at Mile High with some momentum. 11.30.20. Stafford threw a 9-yard pass to Marvin Jones to set up Prater’s kick and cap his 37th winning drive, a total that ties former New York Giants star Eli Manning for 10th on the NFL’s all-time list. After blowing a 21-point, second-half lead, the team got bailed out by a 59-yard field goal from Matt Prater as time expired to escape with a 30-27 … 11.22.20. WR Danny Amendola (hip) left the game. “Way too much production, certainly, to go in with only three points,” Smith said. McManus has the thin air of the Rocky Mountains to help aid him and his strong leg, and Prater has already used that to his benefit in his career. After what we witnessed Sunday, Matt Prater’s record 64-yard field goal is endangered. Matt Prater himself. The 36-year-old Smith helped Washington drive into Detroit territory four times in the first half. “We have got a great kicker, who’s good from anywhere pretty much in the building,” Stafford said. READ NEXT: Lions Player Demands Team Feed D’Andre Swift, Lions’ Matt Prater Hammers Long Game Winning Field Goal [WATCH], Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Watch as the Lions’ kicker blasts a 59-yard field goal straight through the uprights to give Detroit a 30-27 victory on Sunday. He’s missed a pair from less than 50 yards out, though, and a … Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater holds the record for kicking the longest field goal in NFL history.. Back in 2013, Prater was a member of the Denver Broncos. Defensive end Chase Young was called for roughing the passer, giving Detroit the ball at midfield. He had 16 carries, a season high, for 81 yards. 59 yards FOR THE WIN!! Veteran kicker Matt Prater hit the game-winning field goal as time expired on the clock from 59 yards, giving Detroit an important victory over the Washington Football Team: . Lions: play the Carolina Panthers on the road. Matt Prater did not attempt a field goal but converted four of five PATs during Sunday's 34-30 victory over Chicago. Even after all his time in the league, Matt Prater still feels the pure, unbridled excitement. 2 pick overall, acknowledged. “The quarterbacks are treated extra special, so we have to be aware of that,” Rivera said. Matt Prater: Pos: K, Career: 199 G, 2xProBowl, Lions/Broncos/.. 2007-2020, born OH 1984 Detroit cornerback Desmond Trufant extended the ensuing possession with two penalties that gave Washington first downs and it took advantage, setting up Dustin Hopkins’ tying 41-yard field goal. Rookie running back Antonio Gibson capped that with a short touchdown run and Washington pulled into a 24-24 tie. If McManus kicks a record-breaking field goal… If Prater hits the longest of the pair, Detroit will cash in free beer. It took him a short amount of time to thread the needle downfield and put the finishing touches on the big win. Coach Ron Rivera knew what was coming in the final seconds at Ford Field, but his team couldn’t extend the game. Matt Prater made a 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington — their first home victory in more than a year. With 16 seconds left in the game and 3 timeouts left, the Lions put together a quick strike drive, setting Matt Prater up for a 59 yard field goal. “We’ve had too many misses this year already, so I’m hoping that today is a start in the right direction,” Prater said. Matthew Phillip Prater (born August 10, 1984) is an American football placekicker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Matthew Stafford directed the final drive with just 16 seconds left to set up Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on Sunday. Matt Prater missed his only field-goal attempt during Sunday's 20-0 loss to Carolina. If McManus gets the job done, Denver will get the prize. Powered by. And Prater is one of those threatening it. 11.15.20 This kick could get Lions fans and Prater in the money for beer. @thekidmcmanus vs. @MattPrater_5. It appeared as if things were heading for overtime, but Stafford once again proved why he is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the league. In recent weeks, there had been questions swirling about Prater’s dependability. The Lions had blown a huge lead and allowed Washington to kick a long field goal late in the game in order to tie the score. Prater has remained automatic from less than 40 yards out, connecting on all seven field-goal attempts. It was the third time Stafford and Prater were part of winning, fourth-quarter drives this season. Lions: WR Kenny Golladay (hip) missed his second straight game and has played just five times this season because of different injuries. The Detroit Lions needed a win in a bad way, and had blown a 24-3 lead against the Washington Football Team. Around the NFL Writer On an afternoon when the NFL Media newsroom erupted with cheers several times, the loudest was reserved for Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater. The Lions earned a big lead earlier in the afternoon because Washington imploded when it got past midfield and its defense gave up big plays in the passing game. The teams then exchanged field goals, first a 57-yard field goal by Mason Crosby for the Packers, then a 32-yard field goal by Matt Prater for the Lions, making the final score 31–24 in favor of Green Bay. If fans are extra jumpy and want Prater to hit from distance, there is good reason. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Even though Prater had struggled at times this year, he managed to line up and drill the kick. “It was nice to sneak a drive down there late and have him do his thing.”. Washington: WR Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) and OT Geron Christian (knee) were inactive. Swift also had a career-high 68 yards receiving on five catches to match a season high. The Lions (4-5) won at home for the first time in more than a year after building a 14-point lead at halftime and going ahead 24-3 midway through the third quarter. With 16 seconds left in the game and 3 timeouts left, the Lions put together a quick strike drive, setting Matt Prater up for a 59 yard field goal. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle) were hurt during the game. It was yet another signature moment for Prater in Detroit. Prater, who holds the NFL record with a 64-yarder while with Denver, also had a 53-yard kick in first half. This kick may have accomplished another feat. Prater holds the NFL record for kicking the longest field goal (64 yards), which he set on December 8, 2013, as a member of the Denver Broncos in a game against the Tennessee Titansin the first half as time expired. The battle continues. https://t.co/XjOhhVAKGi. Whoever kicks the longest field goal this season gets Bud Light for his city, on us. Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. Prater put the ball through the uprights and the Lions escaped with a 30-27 win after blowing a 24-3 lead. DETROIT -- Matt Prater made a 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on Sunday. Once adjusted for distance, Prater trails only Justin Tucker in field goal accuracy over the past five seasons. Lions Player Demands Team Feed D’Andre Swift. Matthew Stafford directed the final drive with just 16 seconds left to set up Matt Prater’s 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on Sunday. This season, Prater and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus will face off with the promise of free beer from Bud Light on the line. Prater celebrates with teammates after kicking game-winning field goal against Washington. Matt Prater during a 2020 game. The Lions pulled out a … Prater made his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PATs during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay. Prater did not attempt a field goal but converted four of five PATs during Sunday's 34-30 victory over Chicago. Prater, however, kicks the majority of games in a dome, which can allow for some extra length and consistency. “He’s electric and he’s great to watch,” Jones said. But Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said last week his confidence in his kicker has not waned, and Prater rewarded his coach's faith Sunday by making the game-winning 59-yard field goal … “Rookie mistake,” Young, the No. Matthew Stafford directed the final drive with just 16 seconds left to set up Matt Prater’s 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on Sunday. Matthew Stafford … He hadn’t managed to make many deep kicks and had missed plenty of long attempts. Stafford threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall in the first quarter and a 27-yarder to Jones in the second quarter, with both wide open. Credit goes out to the Pat McAfee Show for setting this whole thing in motion. Once again, Matthew Stafford proved that all he needs is a chance and a little bit of time. Matt Prater made a 29-yard field goal and both extra-point attempts in Thursday's 41-25 loss to the Texans. Fans will be able to keep up week to week to see who is ahead while rooting for their guy. He played college football for the University of Central Florida, and was originally signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Prater made a 37-yard field goal to put the Lions up 27-24 in the fourth quarter and, after Washington tied the game, came back on the field for a 59-yard try as time expired. Swift, drafted in the second round out of Georgia, made the most of his first start with a season-high 149 yards from scrimmage. Getty Matt Prater gets a handshake after a field goal in Arizona. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). His short toss to D’Andre Swift turned into a 15-yard score in the third period to put the Lions ahead 24-3. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Rivera, a former Chicago Bears linebacker, didn’t seem to agree with the pivotal penalty on Young. 59 yards FOR THE WIN!! Screw the record. Washington: hosts the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver’s Brandon McManus and Baltimore’s Justin Tucker have pulled off the feat six times. DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions leaned on their dynamic duo for comebacks and they came through again. Even such, he had a game winning extra point to his credit earlier this season in addition to this big kick as well. In the second half, Washington got into the end zone on 82- and 84-yard drives and had the ball midway through the fourth quarter down a touchdown. The Lions (4-5) beat the Washington Football Team 30-27 on a 59-yard field goal by kicker Matt Prater. But its defense could not stop Stafford when it mattered most in the fourth. Teammates hug Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) after his winning field goal in the closing seconds during the second half of an NFL football game … Stafford finished 24 of 33 for 276 yards and threw three touchdown passes without a turnover for the first time this season. Stafford threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first half and completed two passes on the final possession. “We were trying to wear the clock down, and unfortunately the 15-yard penalty was a huge mistake on our part.”. Getty “We knew they were going to systematically try and just move the ball forward,” Rivera said. One can imagine there’s just nothing like kicking a game-winning field goal. Prater made a go-ahead, 37-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining. Washington (2-7) pulled into a tie by scoring touchdowns on three straight series in the second half in Alex Smith’s first start in nearly two years. The original offer was free beer for Denver if McManus broke Prater’s record for a 64 yard field goal as longest in NFL history, but as McAfee said, Prater needed his chance to answer given he is the current record holder. McManus has a long kick of 56 yards so far this year, and now, Prater has him by 3 yards. Prater broke the NFL record … Another @MattPrater_5 walkoff pic.twitter.com/PeYaD4d50I, — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 15, 2020. That all ended on this day, as Prater pounded a 53 yard kick as well as the game winning 59 yard kick as time expired. This offseason, Broncos punter Brandon McManus —a friend of Prater’s—collaborated with Bud Light for a contest. This season, one of the strangest anomalies of the year has been Prater’s erratic nature from deep. Entering the game, the usually reliable Prater was just 6 of 12 on field goals from 40-plus yards. As for who has the edge, it’s tough to say. The show had originally propositioned Coors Light to offer Detroit free beer if the Lions got into the playoffs, but with this friendly competition, Bud Light managed to spice things up even more. It made a field goal and had a punt, missed field goal and Terry McLaurin’s fumble on the possessions. That was the case this week. The Detroit Lions got a long field goal from Matt Prater to secure a narrow win over the Washington Football Team. He also holds the Detroit Lions fra… Matt Prater, the 14-year veteran who holds the record for the longest field goal in NFL history at 64 yards, made some more NFL history on Sunday. Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal as time expired Sunday against the Washington Football Team salvaged the Detroit Lions' season, at least for now.. 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