DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos kicks a field goal as Britton Colquitt #4 place holds during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Saints 34-14. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out before the umpire could spot the ball for Peyton Manning to spike.
David Akers, Jason Elam, Tom Dempsey and Sebastian Janikowski all suspect given another such chance, Prater could top their record kicks.
Prater makes 93 percent of his attempts from 39 yards and in but just 61 percent from 40-49 yards (22 of 36), then 75 percent from 50-plus.
Broncos special teams coach Jeff Rodgers suggested a big part of Prater's success from long distance is his mindset. He says Prater "loves it and he embraces that challenge."
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