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Denver Broncos kicker hits 64-yard record field goal

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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 was clueless," Prater was quoted by the Denver Post about the moments leading up to his big moment.

"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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