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Notes: Matt Prater sets single-season record for 55+ yard field goals

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Matt Prater is already having a record-breaking season.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
  • Partially lost in the Detroit Lions unfortunate defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons was Matt Prater’s performance. The Lions kicker was 4-for-4 on field goals Sunday, including one from 55 yards out and one from 57. Those were Prater’s third and fourth field goals made from 55 yards or longer, an NFL record... just three games into the season:

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