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Matt Prater takes home AFC special teams player of week

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Broncos placekicker Matt Prater was awarded AFC special teams player of the week for Week Four after converting all three of his field-goal attempts and four extra points in Denver’s smashing, 37-6 blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Prater also produced a touchback on each of his eight kickoffs.

Strong-legged Prater’s field goals came from 21, 43, and 53 yards out. He is now 14-of-18 in his career on tries from 50 yards or longer, good for a 77.8-percent clip. No kicker has a better conversion rate since the 1970 merger.

Prater is also 27-of-28 lifetime on field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter, good for another league record.

Prater has yet to miss a kick this season. 20 of his 24 kickoffs have been good for touchbacks.

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13 Responses to “Matt Prater takes home AFC special teams player of week”
  1. brianmarzano says: Oct 3, 2012 11:00 AM

    So they didn’t see his pass, eh?

  2. murphintampa says: Oct 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    It’s so cute the way this guy has a bunch of tattoos. He’s trying to be a badass place kicker. Adorable!

  3. themartinjlm says: Oct 3, 2012 11:11 AM

    Are you kidding me?? Not STL’s Greg The Leg with 4 FGs and a PAT and two over 50 yards which set a new NFL record?

  4. radrntn says: Oct 3, 2012 11:33 AM

    themartinjlm says:
    Oct 3, 2012 11:11 AM
    Are you kidding me?? Not STL’s Greg The Leg with 4 FGs and a PAT and two over 50 yards which set a new NFL record?
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    AFC, not NFC……have to wonder how Praters stats differ from kicking in the thin air of mile high, and road games?

  5. liner1900 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:37 AM

    Did nobody see the week Connor Barth had? I guess when your team loses, nobody notices. They guy’s hit every field goal this year, including 3 attempts of 50+ (one from 57).

  6. ymann19 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:43 AM

    The Rams kicker had a 58 and a 60 yard field goals Prater kicked in mile high where it’s easier to kick.

  7. ptownstripes says: Oct 3, 2012 11:52 AM

    themartinjlm says:Oct 3, 2012 11:11 AM

    Are you kidding me?? Not STL’s Greg The Leg with 4 FGs and a PAT and two over 50 yards which set a new NFL record?
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    Why do so many of us have to log in here every week to explain to these so-called football fans why a player for a NFC team, such as St. Louis, would not be in the running for a weekly AFC award? Last week it was some fool asking what Tim Jennings of the Bears had to do to win AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

    Seriously?

  8. spellingcops says: Oct 3, 2012 12:02 PM

    It’s not Greg the Leg. It’s Legatron

  9. rushbacker says: Oct 3, 2012 12:24 PM

    Money Matt!

  10. broncostevenp says: Oct 3, 2012 12:39 PM

    Best kicker in the league…by far. No one is even close. He could drill one from 70 if given the chance. I see some on here questioning him because he kicks in Denver, does the thin air help keep the ball right down the middle?

  11. ptownstripes says: Oct 3, 2012 12:40 PM

    liner1900 says:Oct 3, 2012 11:37 AM

    Did nobody see the week Connor Barth had? I guess when your team loses, nobody notices. They guy’s hit every field goal this year, including 3 attempts of 50+ (one from 57).

    ymann19 says:Oct 3, 2012 11:43 AM

    The Rams kicker had a 58 and a 60 yard field goals Prater kicked in mile high where it’s easier to kick.
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    Let me make it simple for you guys:
    AFC=Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, Bengals, Steelers, Ravens, Browns, Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Texans, Titans, Colts & Jaguars

    If the team is not in this list, the team is in the NFC, and therefore, their players are not eligible for AFC awards.

    Think of it this way (assuming you’re not a citizen of Mexico): Could you be the most outstanding Mexican regardless of what great things you did as an American citizen?

  12. tecumseh1313 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:49 PM

    What an absolute load of crap. Phil Dawson hit from 50, 51, and 52 on the road, in the rain.

  13. raiderapologist says: Oct 3, 2012 9:29 PM

    I don’t understand why one of the NFC kickers didn’t win this weekly AFC award. Who do we blame for this travesty? The commish? Replacement refs? Rex Ryan?

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