Prater kicks record-breaking 64-yard field goal

Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yarder at the halftime gun in Denver's Week 14 game against Tennessee.

Four players, including former Bronco Jason Elam, had held the previous record at 63 yards.

Tom Dempsey first achieved the feat in New Orleans in 1970, holding the mark on his own until Elam tied it at Mile High Stadium in 1998 against Jacksonville.

Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski joined Dempsey and Elam with a 2011 kick at SAF@MH, and San Francisco's David Akers made it a foursome in 2012 at Green Bay.

Prater now has the record all to himself, and three of the NFL's five kicks of 63 yards or longer have occurred in Denver's rarefied air.


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