Special teams players of the week
Matt Prater, kicker, Arizona. The NFL’s all-time leader in field goal of 50 yards and longer made his 77th Sunday in Houston from 57 yards in the first half. He’s got 19 more 50-plus-yarders than any kicker in history. This might be the most impressive thing: In Prater’s last 15 games, he’s 11 of 12 from 50 yards and out.
Matt Prater rules. Jan Stenerud , the first exclusive-kicker to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, made 66.8% of his field goals in 19 pro seasons. Prater’s now made 75.5% of his—from 50 yards and beyond.
Speaking of trade deadline missed opportunities, this might have been the one.