Stephen Gostkowski is AFC’s top special teamer this month

AP

The Patriots haven’t known from one week to the next who their receivers was going to be, or which defensive star was going to get hurt.

But the one non-Tom Brady constant in the whole thing has been kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who was just named AFC special teams player of the month.

He hit all nine October field goals he tried, and going back a month, has made 15 consecutive field goals including two from beyond 50 yards.

He’s second behind Denver’s Matt Prater in scoring, but I think we can safety say Prater has a little more help around him, and is getting a lot of easy extra points.