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Sport Belly up, Detroit. Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal in Week 10 earns city free beer

17:15  04 january  2021
17:15  04 january  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Prater ' s kick earns everyone in Detroit free beer . DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions didn't win much on the field this season, but thanks to their kicker and a wager made over the He made a 54- yard field goal in the first half against Minnesota, which gave him his 59 th field goal of 50 yards or more in his

CHICAGO - Matt Prater set a Detroit Lions record when he made a 59 - yard field goal at the end of the first half of today' s game against the Prater , who made an NFL-record 64-yarder two years ago with the Denver Broncos, broke Jason Hanson' s franchise record for longest field goal in Lions history.

Hey, Detroit, this round's on Matt Prater.

Back on Nov. 15, the Detroit Lions kicker made a 59-yard field goal to beat the Washington Football Team as time expired.

That kick turned out to be the longest field goal of the season and earned the city of Detroit some free beer.

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In July, Bud Light had challenged Prater and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus to a contest: whoever kicks the longest field goal this season would win his city free beer.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) reacts after kicking at 54-yard field goal against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. © Carlos Osorio, AP Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) reacts after kicking at 54-yard field goal against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17.

McManus’ longest field goal this year was a 58-yarder in a 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 12.

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Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater drills 3rd field goal to take late lead over Atlanta Falcons. video. Watch the highlights from the Detroit Lions road win against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 of the Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater makes a 54- yard field goal . video. Giants vs. Lions highlights

DETROIT (AP) -- Matt Prater made a 59 - yard field goal as time expired Prater made a go-ahead, 37- yard field goal with 2:42 remaining. 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.

McManus had two chances to edge out Prater in Week 17, having a record 70-yard attempt blocked in the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders later blocked a 63-yard attempt with 9 seconds left to win 32-31.

Prater, who is scheduled to become a free agent in March, hit a 54-yard field goal Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, giving him 59 field goal of 50 yards or more in his career, breaking a record set by Sebastian Janikowski.

The two-time Pro Bowler also holds the NFL record for the longest field goal at 64 yards.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Belly up, Detroit. Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal in Week 10 earns city free beer

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