VIDEO: Remembering When Matt Prater Kicked the Longest Field Goal in NFL History

VIDEO: Matt Prater nails the longest field goal in NFL history.
VIDEO: Matt Prater nails the longest field goal in NFL history. / YouTube/ComedySlayer

Special teams is the aspect of football that fans don't really think about unless something goes drastically wrong. Kickers are generally expected to send one through the uprights when they line up for a field goal, so it's rare that a kicker can do something that genuinely shocks and awes fans.

But that's exactly what Matt Prater did on this fateful day in 2013.

Trailing, 21-17, at the end of the first half, Prater lined up for a 64-yard field goal. That's essentially the kicking version of a Hail Mary.

And yet, Prater somehow manages to drill it from 64 yards out, breaking the previous NFL record of 63 yards. His record still stands today.

Making this kick might've lit a spark for the Broncos as well. They went into the second half down, 21-20, but would go on to outscore the Tennessee Titans 31-7 in the second half, ultimately winning this 51-28.

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