Denver star Matt Prater was the talk of the NFL on Sunday, having written his name in the record books with a 64-yard field goal during the Broncos' emphatic 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field on Sunday.
29-year-old Prater, who went undrafted out of the University of Central Florida in 2006 before finally making his league debut with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, successfully dispatched the kick - breaking the previous record shared by the likes of Tom Dempsey and Detroit's David Akers by a solitary yard - shortly before half-time.
"I didn't know he (coach John Fox) was going to call for the field goal. I didn't know the kick would be from where it was. I think it helped me to get out there late. Because I had to rush out there, I didn't have much time to think about it."
Evidently buoyed by Prater's touch of class that brought the Broncos to within a point of the Titans, the Broncos - led by the talismanic figure of veteran Peyton Manning - produced a superb second-half appearance to blow past their 5-8 opponents.
Manning had yet another night to remember, with the MVP candidate boasting 39 completed passes for a massive total of 397 yards and four touchdowns
Next up for the Broncos - who possess an 11-2 record following the win - is a home clash against the San Diego Chargers on Friday evening.
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