The Lions (4-5) beat the Washington Football Team 30-27 on a 59-yard field goal by kicker Matt Prater. Washington: hosts the Cincinnati Bengals. One can imagine there’s just nothing like kicking a game-winning field goal. The Detroit Lions were in danger of another disastrous collapse – but thankfully, we got a different result this time around.. Embed from Getty Images. He played college football for the University of Central Florida, and was originally signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2006. 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 during a 2020 game. He’s missed a pair from less than 50 yards out, though, and a … The Detroit Lions got a long field goal from Matt Prater to secure a narrow win over the Washington Football Team. This season, Prater and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus will face off with the promise of free beer from Bud Light on the line. 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 … 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. 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 … WR Danny Amendola (hip) left the game. 11.15.20 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. 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. Prater broke the NFL record … Matthew Phillip Prater (born August 10, 1984) is an American football placekicker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Matt Prater ‘s foot had a lot to do with that. Washington also came up short in a comeback attempt last week, losing 23-20 to the New York Giants after trailing by 17 points. 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. Matt Prater: Pos: K, Career: 199 G, 2xProBowl, Lions/Broncos/.. 2007-2020, born OH 1984 Defensive end Chase Young was called for roughing the passer, giving Detroit the ball at midfield. This kick could get Lions fans and Prater in the money for beer. 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. DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions leaned on their dynamic duo for comebacks and they came through again. “We have got a great kicker, who’s good from anywhere pretty much in the building,” Stafford said. 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. His short toss to D’Andre Swift turned into a 15-yard score in the third period to put the Lions ahead 24-3. 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. Entering the game, the usually reliable Prater was just 6 of 12 on field goals from 40-plus yards. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Matt Prater did not attempt a field goal but converted four of five PATs during Sunday's 34-30 victory over Chicago. 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. “We’ve had too many misses this year already, so I’m hoping that today is a start in the right direction,” Prater said. The Detroit Lions needed a win in a bad way, and had blown a 24-3 lead against the Washington Football Team. Prater made a go-ahead, 37-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining. 11.22.20. 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: . Powered by. 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. It made a field goal and had a punt, missed field goal and Terry McLaurin’s fumble on the possessions. https://t.co/XjOhhVAKGi. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. After what we witnessed Sunday, Matt Prater’s record 64-yard field goal is endangered. Lions: play the Carolina Panthers on the road. Swift, drafted in the second round out of Georgia, made the most of his first start with a season-high 149 yards from scrimmage. 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. 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. McManus has a long kick of 56 yards so far this year, and now, Prater has him by 3 yards. Getty 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.. Fans will be able to keep up week to week to see who is ahead while rooting for their guy. Even after all his time in the league, Matt Prater still feels the pure, unbridled excitement. Credit goes out to the Pat McAfee Show for setting this whole thing in motion. Prater made his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PATs during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay. Rookie running back Antonio Gibson capped that with a short touchdown run and Washington pulled into a 24-24 tie. As for who has the edge, it’s tough to say. Lions Player Demands Team Feed D’Andre Swift. 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. “It was nice to sneak a drive down there late and have him do his thing.”. It took him a short amount of time to thread the needle downfield and put the finishing touches on the big win. 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. But its defense could not stop Stafford when it mattered most in the fourth. 2 pick overall, acknowledged. Even such, he had a game winning extra point to his credit earlier this season in addition to this big kick as well. It was the third time Stafford and Prater were part of winning, fourth-quarter drives this season. This kick may have accomplished another feat. 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 hadn’t managed to make many deep kicks and had missed plenty of long attempts. This season, one of the strangest anomalies of the year has been Prater’s erratic nature from deep. Prater celebrates with teammates after kicking game-winning field goal against Washington. Prater, who holds the NFL record with a 64-yarder while with Denver, also had a 53-yard kick in first half. If Prater hits the longest of the pair, Detroit will cash in free beer. 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. 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. 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. The 36-year-old Smith helped Washington drive into Detroit territory four times in the first half. Coach Ron Rivera knew what was coming in the final seconds at Ford Field, but his team couldn’t extend the game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Lions: WR Kenny Golladay (hip) missed his second straight game and has played just five times this season because of different injuries. “He’s electric and he’s great to watch,” Jones said. Swift also had a career-high 68 yards receiving on five catches to match a season high. “The quarterbacks are treated extra special, so we have to be aware of that,” Rivera said. 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. 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. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle) were hurt during the game. And Prater is one of those threatening it. If fans are extra jumpy and want Prater to hit from distance, there is good reason. 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. It was yet another signature moment for Prater in Detroit. 59 yards FOR THE WIN!! @thekidmcmanus vs. @MattPrater_5. “We were trying to wear the clock down, and unfortunately the 15-yard penalty was a huge mistake on our part.”. Prater put the ball through the uprights and the Lions escaped with a 30-27 win after blowing a 24-3 lead. 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. If McManus kicks a record-breaking field goal… He also holds the Detroit Lions fra… He had 16 carries, a season high, for 81 yards. If McManus gets the job done, Denver will get the prize. Matt Prater missed his only field-goal attempt during Sunday's 20-0 loss to Carolina. 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. Stafford threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first half and completed two passes on the final possession. “Rookie mistake,” Young, the No. Matt Prater to the rescue. The Lions pulled out a … Getty Matt Prater gets a handshake after a field goal in Arizona. Once adjusted for distance, Prater trails only Justin Tucker in field goal accuracy over the past five seasons. Matt Prater himself. 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. 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. 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 … The battle continues. 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. That was the case this week. Whoever kicks the longest field goal this season gets Bud Light for his city, on us. Prater has remained automatic from less than 40 yards out, connecting on all seven field-goal attempts. Even though Prater had struggled at times this year, he managed to line up and drill the kick. “We knew they were going to systematically try and just move the ball forward,” Rivera said. Prater, however, kicks the majority of games in a dome, which can allow for some extra length and consistency. 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. In recent weeks, there had been questions swirling about Prater’s dependability. Matt Prater made a 29-yard field goal and both extra-point attempts in Thursday's 41-25 loss to the Texans. 59 yards FOR THE WIN!! 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. Denver’s Brandon McManus and Baltimore’s Justin Tucker have pulled off the feat six times. Screw the record. This offseason, Broncos punter Brandon McManus —a friend of Prater’s—collaborated with Bud Light for a contest. Washington: WR Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) and OT Geron Christian (knee) were inactive. Rivera, a former Chicago Bears linebacker, didn’t seem to agree with the pivotal penalty on Young. 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. Another @MattPrater_5 walkoff pic.twitter.com/PeYaD4d50I, — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 15, 2020. “Way too much production, certainly, to go in with only three points,” Smith said. He set an NFL record by making multiple 50-yard field goals in a game for the seventh time. Once again, Matthew Stafford proved that all he needs is a chance and a little bit of time. Stafford finished 24 of 33 for 276 yards and threw three touchdown passes without a turnover for the first time this season. 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. 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