Moving the extra point back has caused many kickers to misfire on what was considered an automatic make, but it hasn’t hurt Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
Gostkowski made all three extra points he tried against the Jets in last Sunday’s 30-23 victory, which runs his streak of successful extra point tries to an NFL-record 435 in a row dating back to the 2006 season.
Gostkowski also made all three of his field goal tries against the Jets and has been recognized as the AFC special teams player of the week as a result of his work in Week Seven. It’s the second time that Gostkowski has received weekly conference honors.
His accuracy hasn’t been limited to extra points. Gostkowski has made all 15 of his field goal attempts this season and, including the playoffs, 25 in a row dating back to last season.