Matt Prater named NFC special teams player of the week

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The Cardinals got back in the win column after three consecutive losses.

Kicker Matt Prater played a significant role in the victory and now he’s been named NFC special teams player of the week.

Prater connected on all four of his field-goal attempts, from 24, 53, 26, and 38 yards. He also scored an extra point in Arizona’s 25-22 win over Dallas.

According to the NFL, Prater now has 14 career special teams player of the week awards over his long career. He also earned one this season in Week Six.

Prater and the Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot. But if they beat the Seahawks and the Rams lose to the 49ers, they’ll win the NFC West. If Los Angles wins, Arizona will be the NFC’s No. 5 seed.

3 responses to “Matt Prater named NFC special teams player of the week

  1. I’ve always admired Prater for his determination to deal with his alcoholism. The guy ran into trouble with alcohol years ago, I think it was 2013, and as far as I know, he’s been in the NFL’s substance-abuse program ever since, meaning he’s spent around eight years having to be prepared to have his blood-alcohol level tested anytime, anywhere, with no notice. Good for him for dealing with all that and for still being a heck of a good kicker at age 37.

  2. Prater had a good week THIS past week, but he’s declined a bit since joining Arizona. Age catches up with everyone.

  3. Love the Prater addition to this team. This is now his second NFC ST weekly recognition. But what happened the week before in the Colts game? Oh, Lee was out… Stay focused Matt, we will need your leg in a big way soon.

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