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Matt Prater

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  • Jolly good show, Lions rally to edge Falcons, 22-21, in London

    Jolly good show, Lions rally to edge Falcons, 22-21, in London
    Matt Prater hit a 48-yard field goal on the game's last play and the Detroit Lions erased a 21-point halftime deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 today at Wembley Stadium in London. Matthew Stafford passed for 325 yards and two touchdowns for...
  • NFL Week 8: Cardinals' John Brown turns on jets to smoke the Eagles

    NFL Week 8: Cardinals' John Brown turns on jets to smoke the Eagles
    The man with the NFL's most ordinary name was anything but. Arizona's John Brown was an arrow through the heart of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, catching a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer with 1 minute 22 seconds left to lift the...
  • Are Philadelphia sports fans really the worst? Lists don't lie

    Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country? Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples: •A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
  • UCF's Terrance Plummer narrowly escapes targeting penalty

    UCF's Terrance Plummer narrowly escapes targeting penalty
    For a brief moment, it appeared UCF might be forced to miss yet another starter in another critical game. Middle linebacker Terrance Plummer was originally charged with a targeting penalty for a late hit against Tulane quarterback Nick Montana, son of...
  • NFL Week 6: What we learned

    NFL Week 6: What we learned
    No more a preseason favorite than the 5-1 San Diego Chargers, the shift in thinking that the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate contenders was sudden and established the same way the Chargers earned notice — beating the Seattle Seahawks. And that in...
  • Strong defense leads Lions over Vikings

    Strong defense leads Lions over Vikings
    MINNEAPOLIS -- With two of the Detroit Lions' best players on offense injured and ruled out against the Minnesota Vikings, the defense made sure their presence wasn't needed. Detroit stifled, harassed and physically dominated the Vikings' offense on...
  • Sam Farmer's Week 6 NFL picks

    Last week: 10-5 (8-7 against the spread). Season: 49-27 (46-30 against the spread). Steelers (3-2) at Browns (2-2) Noon Sunday Pick 'em (O/U 47.5) The Browns rallied in the season opener in Pittsburgh and gave the Steelers a scare. They're...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 6 picks

    Sam Farmer's NFL Week 6 picks
    The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 10-5 (.667); season 49-27 (.645). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
  • Kansas City's Alex Smith on losing side against his old team, 49ers

     Kansas City's Alex Smith on losing side against his old team, 49ers
    Kansas City's Alex Smith is in elite company. And he's not happy about it. He's among five quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the last 25 years who lost when facing their former team for the first time. It happened to Drew Bledsoe when he played...
  • Lions set to sign kicker Matt Prater

    Lions set to sign kicker Matt Prater
    Veteran placekicker Matt Prater, released by the Denver Broncos last week, signed with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. According to multiple media reports, Prater landed a one-year contract. He won a free agent competition Tuesday in Allen Park, Mich.,...
  • Lions cut K Henery, schedule kicking tryout

    Lions cut K Henery, schedule kicking tryout
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions released kicker Alex Henery, coach Jim Caldwell announced during his Monday news conference, and the team will host three veterans in a workout Tuesday to find his replacement. Henery missed three field-goal...