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Place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos celebrates a 64-yard field goal for a new NFL record. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos Kicker Matt Prater Kicks NFL-Record 64-Yard Field Goal

Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos’ game against Tennessee on Sunday.


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Jets’ Folk Leads Dramatic Improvement In NFL Kickers

Football players on both sides have gotten bigger, faster and stronger over the years, so the yards per carry or catch stay largely the same from one era to the next. Not so the numbers in the kicking game.