Denver kicker Matt Prater was named the AFC special teams player of the month for December.
He was 5-of-6 on field-goal tries in the month and he made both of his attempts from 50-plus yards. Both of those field goals came late in an overtime win over Chicago. He made all four of his attempts in the fourth quarter or in overtime. He is 28-for-29 in those kicks in his career.
In other AFC West nuggets:
San Diego returner Richard Goodman was named the AFC special teams player of the week. He had a kick return for a score over Oakland on Sunday.
San Diego general manager A.J. Smith discusses the recent turn of events in San Diego.
The Raiders likely asked permission to talk to the Ravens’ Eric DeCosta about their general manger opening. Green Bay’s Reggie McKenzie reportedly interviewed Wednesday. Oakland is expected to interview several other candidates.