As the first half expired in Denver Sunday, history was made. Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater kicked a 64-yard field goal through the uprights to break the NFL record for longest field goal.
The Broncos entered the half down only 20-21 to the Tennessee Titans thanks to Prater's record-setting kick.
Denver was 18 degrees at opening kickoff, making Prater's kick all the more impressive. It was basically a leathery icecube that Prater sailed through the uprights 64 yards away.
Four kicks had been made from 63 yards previous to Prater's record-breaking attempt, including one by longtime Broncos kicker Jason Elam, the franchises' all-time leader in points scored. Now, again, a Broncos kicker stands alone atop the record books.
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
Denver will receive the second half kickoff.