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58-yard field goal from Matt Prater forces overtime in Minnesota

Detroit Lions v Indianapolis Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammates after kicking the game winning field goal in the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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The Vikings managed to score a late touchdown to take their first second-half lead in a month. And then the Vikings let the Lions drive into field goal range on a drive that started with 23 seconds left.

On two plays, the Lions got to the Minnesota 40. Quarterback Matthew Stafford spiked the ball to stop the clock, allowing kicker Matt Prater a chance to tie the game from 58 yards.

It would have been good from 68.

Curiously, the Vikings opted not to take a time out to ice Prater. If Prater has a chance to tie or win the game in overtime, maybe they should.