DETROIT – The Detroit Lions haven’t won much on the field this season, but thanks to their bets and wagers over the summer, Matt Prater The entire city of Detroit won with a free beer.
Back in July, Bud Light released a challenge to Prater and Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus Coincidentally, the kicker who substituted Brater for Bronco – that is, whoever kicked the longest field goal this season will win free beer for his city.
Prater made 59 yards to beat Washington by the end of time on November 15, which ended up being the longest field goal scored by any of the players this season. By doing so, Prater not only won the match – which ended up in the final win for former coach Matt Patricia with the Lions – but he also got some free beer for his town.
It was a great day for Prater for multiple reasons. He set up a 54-yard field goal in the first half against Minnesota, which gave him his 59th field goal of 50 yards or more in his career, breaking the record set by Sebastian Janikowski.
It is the latest Pro Bowler record twice, which also holds the NFL number for longest field goal at 64 yards and is considered one of the most crunchers in league history.
Beer might be a parting gift from Prater to Detroit, too. While the 36-year-old has said he would like to stay with the Lions next season, he is set to become a free agent in March.
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