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Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago

Quick observations from the Lions' slim win in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- Last week, Matt Prater had perhaps the worst game of his Lions career. This week, he saved their season. Again. Prater knocked in a 46-yard field goal with 20 seconds left to lift Detroit to an error-ridden...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 4, 2017
Week 13 player of the game: Which Lion gets the Game Ball vs. Ravens

Week 13 player of the game: Which Lion gets the Game Ball vs. Ravens

Who deserves the Game Ball after Detroit’s loss to Baltimore? I know, I know. I don’t want to do it either. But we’ve done this tradition every single week since the beginning of the 2016 season, and even though the Detroit Lions lost, there are probably a few performances that we can find that were Game Ball worthy. But before we get into this week’s candidates, here are the Game Ball standings through Week 12: Matthew Stafford - 12Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Marvin Jones Jr. - 6Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis -...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 3, 2017
Inside the locker room: Matt Prater won't blame illness for off day

Inside the locker room: Matt Prater won't blame illness for off day

Here are some more notable quotes from the postgame locker room.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 3, 2017
Lions vs. Ravens: What Just Happened?

Lions vs. Ravens: What Just Happened?

The Lions finally let us know who they were during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens: Not a good football team. There isn’t much of anything nice to say about the Detroit Lions after their performance on Sunday in Baltimore. The offense couldn’t string together positive plays, the defense made Joe Flacco look #elite, and Matt Prater missed his first field goal inside 50 yards all season long—and his first extra point of the season. It was bad, all bad. The Slow Starts Continue The Lions had a -46 point differential in the first quarter coming into this week, and that’s...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 22, 2017
This year, Lions fans should give thanks to the Denver Broncos

This year, Lions fans should give thanks to the Denver Broncos

4-for-12. That was the Detroit Lions’ kicking efficiency through five weeks of the 2014 NFL season. Nate Freese, drafted in the final round of that year’s NFL Draft, last an entire three games on the roster before his 0-for-4 efficiency from 40+ yards led to him getting waived. Detroit had managed to survive those three games, heading 2-1 into Week 4. That’s when they scooped up free agent Alex Henery, who had made a respectable 86 percent of his kicks in three years with the Eagles. He wasn’t the most powerful of legs (career long of just 51 yards), but he was dependable, and...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 20, 2017
PraterCast celebrates another owning of the Bears

PraterCast celebrates another owning of the Bears

Do it for the brand. Matt Prater did it, and we talk about it. It’s not PODcast this week, it’s now PraterCast. No caps, just the man’s name. It’s how it is. #WeOwnTheBears. There’s all this and more just waiting for you. Plug in your headphones and give it a listen. Pride of Detroit never looked so good, in audio-only format. Download and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or Spreaker. This week on the PraterCast #WeOwnTheBears Up the Prater, down the Barth, and how the Lions could easily have had a reverse situation there. Speaking of Matts, the other one has been on fire too. Do...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 20, 2017
The best reactions to Matt Prater’s game-winning FG: ‘One of the best kicks I’ve ever seen’

The best reactions to Matt Prater’s game-winning FG: ‘One of the best kicks I’ve ever seen’

Matt Prater’s game-winning kick blew up the internet. Matt Prater’s 52-yard, game-winning field goal will go down as a pretty ordinary kick in the box score. In today’s NFL, a 50+ yarder isn’t all that special and game-winning kicks happen on a weekly basis. But when you put that kick into context, it becomes clear just how phenomenal it was. The 23 degree wind chill, the 16 mile per hour winds swirling in just about every direction, the fact that Prater couldn’t get ahold of his kicks during pregame warmups and the Lions weren’t planning on trotting him out there for 52-yard...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 20, 2017
Lions-Bears player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Lions-Bears player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Which Lions player deserves the game ball after Sunday’s win? For the second week in a row, the Detroit Lions had a shaky team performance against an inferior opponent. Thankfully, however, it was a the play of a few individuals that pushed the game from a devastating loss to a relieving victory. As always, let’s honor some of those individual performances by handing out a game ball. Before we get into that, here are the Game Ball standings through 10 weeks. Matthew Stafford - 10Glover Quin - 7Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5Matt Prater - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 20, 2017
Matt Prater is so good, so clutch, and criminally underrated

Matt Prater is so good, so clutch, and criminally underrated

Against the run, the Detroit Lions were gashed for 200 yards again. Against the pass, Teez Tabor led them in quarterback pressures. And they won the game 24-17. How in the hell does that happen?
Grand Rapids Press Nov 19, 2017
Inside the Locker Room: Darius Slay and Matt Prater weren't fans of the cold

Inside the Locker Room: Darius Slay and Matt Prater weren't fans of the cold

Here are the noteworthy quotes from Lions and Bears coaches and players following Detroit's 27-24 road win.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 19, 2017
Quick observations from Lions' thrilling win against Bears

Quick observations from Lions' thrilling win against Bears

CHICAGO -- Matt Prater missed a kick from beyond 45 yards. Then he missed another, and another. It was just warmups, but the conditions were obvious. Winds were swirling, temperatures were dipping and not even the greatest long-distance kicker in...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 13, 2017
Lions-Browns player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Lions-Browns player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Who was the player of the game in Lions-Browns? It wasn’t an ugly win, but the Detroit Lions will take the W however they can get it (but they will not eat the W). There were plenty of things to worry about after Sunday’s game, but there were also several impressive individual performances from the Lions. Let’s look at the bet of those and give out the Week 10 Game Ball for the Detroit Lions. But before we do that, here are the Game Ball standing after Week 9: Matthew Stafford - 8Glover Quin - 7Darius Slay - 4Matt Prater - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis -...

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