Latest Matt Prater News

The Latest: Packers half away from clinching NFC's top seed

Jan. 3, 2021 6:10 PM EST

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 5:55 p.m. The Green Bay Packers are a half away from clinching the NFC's No. 1 seed and a bye week for the playoffs. The Packers lead Chicago 21-13 at halftime, a loss that would eliminate the Bears from the playoffs. The Titans lead Houston 17-9 at halftime...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Nashville, N.C. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tannehill has 5 TDs, Titans rout Lions 46-25

Dec. 20, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is clicking on offense at a rate unseen in franchise history chasing the franchise's first AFC South title since 2008. The Titans also think they can get better. Ryan Tannehill accounted for a career-high five touchdowns passing and running, and Derrick Henry ran for 147...

Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez punts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Sanchez says he will have surgery Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, to remove a cancerous tumor. He made the announcement in an Instagram post (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Lions kicker Prater ties NFL record

Dec. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

The Latest on Week 15 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 3:20 p.m. Detroit kicker Matt Prater has tied the NFL record for most field goals of 50 yards or longer. Prater made a 53-yard field goal with 4:09 left in the third quarter Sunday to pull Detroit within 24-18 of the Tennessee Titans. That gave Prater the...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Lions will hold out hope all week that Stafford can play

Dec. 14, 2020 6:23 PM EST

The Detroit Lions will hold out hope as long as they can that Matthew Stafford can play at Tennessee with banged-up ribs. “We’ll take it until the end of the week," interim coach Darrell Bevell said Monday. “He’s a little bit better this afternoon than he was this morning." Stafford...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Injured Stafford isn't available for comeback as Lions lose

Dec. 13, 2020 10:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were hoping Matthew Stafford had one more fourth-quarter comeback this season. Unfortunately for the Lions, he was in the locker room when the team had a chance to salvage Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers Stafford sustained a rib injury while diving for a first...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rodgers-led Packers beat Lions 31-24, clinch NFC North title

Dec. 13, 2020 9:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has played for the NFC championship four times without having his cleats in the turf at Lambeau Field once. He hopes to change that fact next month. Rodgers ran for a tiebreaking score in the third quarter and threw three touchdown passes, lifting the Green Bay Packers to a...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears on 6-game skid after blowing late lead against Lions

Dec. 6, 2020 6:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky made a critical mistake. Chicago's defense struggled once again. A blocked extra point was costly. The Bears did what bad teams do in their sixth consecutive loss — increasing the likelihood of the type of housecleaning that bad teams do at the end of another...