Matt Prater has been a model of consistency for the Denver Broncos, going 15 for 17 on field goal attempts this season heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is having a rough Week 12 so far, however, missing his only attempts, from 47 and 33 yards away. The Broncos hold a 13-9 lead in the third quarter.
His third-quarter kick on the Broncos' opening drive of the second half will be particularly haunting. His kick snapped from the 15-yard line doinked off the left upright and harmlessly back into the field of play. His first-quarter miss was somewhat more excusable. It had the leg, but sailed wide right.
Opposite him, Ryan Succop accounts for all of the Chiefs' scoring so far. He is 3 for 3 on the day, making field goals from 34, 22 and 49 yards out. The kicking may ultimately prove to be the difference in a game where both offenses are struggling to move the ball in the running and passing games. The Broncos have 269 total yards to 190 for the Chiefs.