Thin Air In Denver Helped K Prater To Pro Bowl

Broncos kicker Matt Prater set a new NFL record with a 64-yard field goal this season, and so it wasn’t surprising that Prater was one of the two kickers chosen to this season’s Pro Bowl, along with Baltimore’s Justin Tucker. But while it wasn’t surprising, it also wasn’t deserving.

Prater benefited from the effects of Denver’s altitude, where the air is less dense and kicked footballs travel farther.

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