With time expiring in the second quarter, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater lined up for a 64-yard field goal. If good, he would own the NFL record for longest field goal in history.
Prater unleashed a cannon of a kick, drilling it with plenty of distance to spare. Just like that, Tom Dempsey’s 43-year-old record of 63 yards fell.
The score brought the Broncos within one point, 21-20, of the Tennessee Titans heading into the half. Earlier in the game, Prater hit a 25-yard field goal.
[GIF via @BuzzFeedSports]
Here’s another angle of Prater’s record-setting kick (via DiehardSport.com).
Following is video of Prater celebrating after the boom (via @BaconSports).
Former Denver kicker Jason Elam congratulated Prater on Twitter following the kick. Elam tied Dempsey’s record while playing for the Broncos.
Way to go Matt Prater! Awesome! Way to keep it in the Broncos family! I’m very proud and excited for you!
— Jason Elam (@Jason_Elam) December 8, 2013