Ron Beard: Matt Prater's booming extra point provides more than footnote in Lions' victory

From the time that the Atlanta Falcons scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:04 left, Lions kicker Matt Prater thought he had an idea of what was coming next. In his six-plus seasons, he’s seen Matthew Stafford lead last-minute drives that put the Lions in position for a clinching field goal.This time, though, the Lions didn’t need a Prater field goal; they trailed by six points with the precious seconds ticking away and with a touchdown, Prater’s standard 33-yard extra point would be the potential game-winner.It didn’t turn out that way.After Stafford engineered the tying touchdown drive, the …

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