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Matt Prater believes a 70-yard field goal in a game is 'doable'

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 48 yard field to win the game during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 48 yard field to win the game during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus hit a 70-yard field goal during training camp practice this week, spurring some debate about how realistic a field-goal attempt from that far away would be in a game situation.

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater thinks its possible.

"If it's the right opportunity at the end of the game or before a half and that's your best option, why not attempt it," Prater said, per ESPN's Jeff Legwold. "It's definitely doable."

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Prater, 31, set the NFL record for longest field goal made with a 64-yarder in 2013, when he was playing for the Broncos. He praised his Denver successor for the long kick in practice.

"It's a big kick," he said. "Not everyone can do it, but it's a big kick for him and good for him."

The Lions picked up Prater in-season and made 21-of-26 of his field-goal attempts (80.8 percent) in 11 games last year, including a long of 52 yards. This offseason, he was re-signed to a three-year, $9 million extension.

(h/t ESPN)