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Detroit Lions’ K Matt Prater joins elite club on MNF

Nov 24, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates with center Travis Swanson (64) and teammates after kicking the game winning field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. The Lions won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday Night Football, the Detroit Lions may have lost to the Green Bay Packers 23-22, but it surely was not the fault of kicker Matt Prater, who drilled five field goals during the game.

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Two of those field goals were from over 50+ yards out (51 and 54), giving him a whopping 50 career field goals of 50+ yards. That total puts him in a club with only two other kickers, former Lions great Jason Hanson and The Polish Cannon himself, Sebastian Janikowski.

Overall, Prater is now No. 33 all-time with 286 field goals made. Hanson is No. 4 on the all-time list with 495 field goals made.

Since joining the Lions, Prater has connected on 29 of 38 attempts from 50+ yards.

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