One edge the Lions have in the NFC North: Matt Prater

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One edge the Lions have in the NFC North: Matt Prater
One edge the Lions have in the NFC North: Matt Prater

ALLEN PARK -- It's early January at Soldier Field. It's cold, it's windy, and Matt Prater has already missed from 54 yards. Now the Detroit Lions are asking him to boot one from 59 as the first half expires. So when holder Sam Martin asked him how he wanted to play it, he threw up his hands. “I was like, 'Dude, I don't know,'” Prater says. "'I'm just going to kick the crap out of it and hope it goes straight.'” It did. It was the longest field goal in Lions history, too. Heck, it's still the longest field goal in Solider Field history. Of course, the Bears have had all kinds of trouble with their kickers in recent years. They converted just 76.7% of their attempts last year, which was sixth worst

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