Matt Prater, Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Of the most lenient kicker matchups, Prater has one of the best matchups with the Vikings’s defense being just bad enough to let teams drive down the field on them to give kickers the opportunities to cap drives off. They have surrendered at least three field goals three times, most of them coming from 30+ yards range, including eight in the bonus area of 40+ yards. Combine that with the nearly 20 extra points they’ve allowed and you have a defense that at different times is good at stopping either the run or the pass. Rarely have they been able to stop both in the same game. Good offenses can find the holes in the defense to move the ball and we shall see if the good Lions show up and execute because everything on paper has Prater having a big game in Week 9.