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Matt Prater named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted Nov 30, 2016

Kicker Matt Prater earned the Detroit Lions' third NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award of the 2016 season.

Kicker Matt Prater was named NFC special teams player of the week for his clutch performance vs. Minnesota in the Detroit Lions' Week 12 win:

  • Prater tied the game with a 48-yarder with 1:45 left to play in the game, and then nailed a game-winning 40-yarder as time expired. He now has 12 career game-winning kicks with less than 2:00 to play in the fourth quarter or in overtime.
  • This was the third time in Prater’s career (first with the Lions) that he has connected on a game-tying field goal with less than 2:00 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, and then made the game-winning field goal later in the fourth quarter or in OT.
  • His 40-yarder to end the game marked the fourth game-winning field goal of his career (second with the Lions) as time expired.
  • He has now made 18 game-winning or game-tying field goals with under 4:00 to play in the fourth quarter or in overtime, including six in 2016.
  • With his 48 and 40-yard field goals against the Vikings, Prater is now 25-for-25 in his career on game-tying and game-winning field goals in the fourth quarter or overtime.
  • Prater now has 26 career games with 3 field goals and 39 games with 10 points scored.