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Matt Prater

Matt Prater - #5 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 195 lbs.
Birthday 08/10/1984
Birthplace Mayfield Heights, OH
College UCF
Years played 7

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

FG Pat Pts
26 55 133

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos add to lead

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Broncos are in command of the underwhelming AFC West after knocking off the Chargers in Week 11.

Broncos OLB Miller excelling in second year

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Not that there was much reason for concern in Denver, but Broncos OLB Von Miller has avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump."

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay in command

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Broncos are cruising, the Chargers fell in another mistake-laden loss, and the undermanned Raiders were crushed by the Ravens.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

NFL clears Chargers in 'stickum' investigation

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The NFL will not punish the Chargers for their alleged use of a "grip-enhancing towel" in their Oct. 15 game vs. the Broncos.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Elway deserves credit for more than Manning

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
John Elway is PFW's top front-office executive at midseason, and he deserves credit for much more than signing Peyton Manning.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

With Luck in Indy, Manning in Denver, everyone won

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning in Denver and Andrew Luck in Indy couldn't have worked better for both clubs; three bad coaching decisions; and more from Week Nine.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos keep winning, Chiefs plummeting

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Week Nine in the AFC West was a microcosm of what we’ve seen from the division most of the season, with the Broncos staying ahead of the pack.

Manning throws three TDs, remains undefeated vs. Bengals

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning overcame his two interceptions by throwing for three touchdowns on Sunday, leading the Broncos to a 31-23 victory over the Bengals.

Broncos improving, but could still start faster

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
As good as the Broncos have looked in their past two games, slow starts remain a bugaboo.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Broncos place MLB Mays on I.R.

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed S Duke Ihenacho from the practice squad and placed MLB Joe Mays on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Report: Broncos MLB Mays suffers season-ending injury

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Broncos MLB Joe Mays is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower leg injury in Sunday night’s win.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted July 02, 2012
The Denver Broncos have signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal, locking up one of the most powerful legs in NFL history. Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced the contract Monday. Terms were not released.||||||| Prater was a clutch performer for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Entering his sixth NFL season, Prater ranks second in team history with an 80.4 percent field goal conversion rate.
Posted March 05, 2012
The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Prater, giving them the right to match any offer other teams might present to the kicker with one of the most powerful legs in NFL history.||||||| Prater came up clutch for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Prater has the highest percentage in league history from 50 or more yards, having connected on 12 of 16 kicks for a 75 percent clip.
Posted Dec. 23, 2010
The Broncos have placed Prater on injured reserve.||||||| Prater has missed the last two games with a groin injury. Steven Hauschka has filled in, connecting on 5 of 6 field goal attempts in games at Arizona and Oakland. In his career with the Broncos, Prater has made 71 of 87 field goal attempts, the best accuracy rate in team history for anyone with a minimum of 50 attempts.
Posted Sept. 17, 2007
Prater was cut by the Falcons on Monday after he missed two field goals in the Falcons' 13-7 loss to the Jaguars.||||||| Prater is 1-of-4 this season, including two costly misses on Sunday. He was wide right from 43 yards in the second quarter and wide right from 26 yards in the third. Atlanta signed Morten Andersen to replace him.

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