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Vinatieri wins record 16th AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 03:  Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after making a field goal against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Getty Images

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri can’t miss right now.

After going 5-for-5 on field goals in last Sunday’s win over the Bears, Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday. It’s Vinatieri’s 16th special teams player of the week honor, the most by anyone ever.

At 43, Vinatieri can still boom it. He hit field goals of 53 and 54 yards last weekend and has made 38 straight field goals, the third-longest streak ever.

He hasn’t missed a field goal since Sept. 21, 2015 and has hit 68 of his last 71 attempts (95.8 percent) since 2014. He’s made nine straight field goals of 50 yards or more, a Colts franchise record.

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9 Responses to “Vinatieri wins record 16th AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award”
  1. xLith says: Oct 12, 2016 10:07 AM

    Meanwhile we have Nick Novak who can’t hit anything about 40 yards consistently. SMH. Congrats Vinateri, legendary.

  2. daddeeo says: Oct 12, 2016 10:20 AM

    Good for him. One of the best ever.

    Too bad he jumped ship to a losing team!!!

  3. touchdownelvis says: Oct 12, 2016 10:36 AM

    Funny, the oldest kicker in the league wins the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and the oldest position player in the league wins the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

    Too bad James Harrison couldn’t make it a trifecta.

  4. starchybunker says: Oct 12, 2016 10:42 AM

    GOAT

  5. chippys lost binky says: Oct 12, 2016 10:45 AM

    daddeeo says:
    Oct 12, 2016 10:20 AM
    Good for him. One of the best ever.

    Too bad he jumped ship to a losing team!!!
    ++++++++++++++++

    He knew what he was doing and made a good career choice.
    Playing a minimum of 9 games a year indoors hasn’t hurt his pursuit of the all time scoring record or an eventual bust in Canton one bit, staying in the AFCE certainly would have. Only one pure placekicker is in the HOF, I hope Vinateri eventually makes it 2.
    We should never forget it’s only a game to the fans, it’s business to the players, owners and media.

  6. Martin says: Oct 12, 2016 10:46 AM

    They need a banner for that!

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:23 AM

    A true great. What I’ve always loved about Adam is he’s not just a great kicker he’s an excellent football player.

    I remember many times kick returners breaking through the Pats special teamers and Vinatieri making strong tackles with excellent form to save a TD.

  8. pats777 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:42 AM

    Adam will continue to enjoy free beers for life here in New England. Amazing FOOTball player.

  9. deflatriot says: Oct 12, 2016 6:17 PM

    Something Pats fans and Colts fans can agree on–HE’S GREAT!!

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