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Matt Prater Makes Longest Field Goal In NFL History

Broncos placekicker Matt Prater broke the record for the longest NFL field goal ever when he successfully completed a 64-yard attempt before halftime against the Titans.

The thin air in Denver didn't hurt Prater's attempt, but the hold was perfect, and Prater's kick was accurate. It cut the Broncos' deficit to one as the clock expired for halftime.

The previous long, since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, was 63 yards. Four kickers had accomplished the feat: Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011), and David Akers (2012). Now, Prater stands alone.

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