Stephen Gostkowski boots way to AFC special teams player of the week

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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.

26 responses to “Stephen Gostkowski boots way to AFC special teams player of the week

  1. I remember the usual suspects laughing at Belichick for throwing millions at a kicker. Even though he had proposed moving extra points back. Chess > checkers.

  2. sowhatbrady6 says:
    So, i guess this is the consolidation price for refusing to give the Magnificent TB12 AFC player of the week?
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    Comments like this really make us Pats fans look bad. Yes Brady carried his team to victory but Tannehill threw for 4 and had a perfect passer rating. Give the devil his due, a little respect goes a long way

  3. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Oct 28, 2015 10:29 AM

    sowhatbrady6 says:
    So, i guess this is the consolidation price for refusing to give the Magnificent TB12 AFC player of the week?
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    Comments like this really make us Pats fans look bad. Yes Brady carried his team to victory but Tannehill threw for 4 and had a perfect passer rating. Give the devil his due, a little respect goes a long way
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    Not that I think Tannehill didn’t deserve the award, but in defense of sowhatbrady6, Brady lit up the top defense, and Tannehill lit up Houston…

  4. Ghost !!!!

    People have sometimes laughed at the Pats for burning draft picks on kickers but they’ve had one of the best kicking games in the league as long as Belichick has been running the team.

  5. pftoverespn says:
    Oct 28, 2015 10:39 AM

    Made the transition away from Vinatieri much easier to handle. Very fortunate to have two of the best kickers ever in the NFL.

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    Yup. I would have never thought any kicker could be as clutch as Adam but Gostkowski really is clutch himself…. it’s a great feeling having a money kicker.

  6. I’m just happy Gostkowski has returned to form after serving his 4 game suspension for lack of cooperation stemming from his refusal to turnover his cell phone during the deflategate saga. Wait, he wasn’t suspended and this entire thing was a witch hunt?

  7. He and Adam are a big part of the 15 year run.

    Vinatieri was also part of the ’96 Super Bowl team lest we forget.

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    A compelling case could be made that Gostkowski is the most underrated player in the league. From year to year his performance has been remarkably consistent.
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  9. Obe Wan Jabroni says:
    Oct 28, 2015 10:37 AM
    chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Oct 28, 2015 10:29 AM

    sowhatbrady6 says:
    So, i guess this is the consolidation price for refusing to give the Magnificent TB12 AFC player of the week?
    _____________

    Comments like this really make us Pats fans look bad. Yes Brady carried his team to victory but Tannehill threw for 4 and had a perfect passer rating. Give the devil his due, a little respect goes a long way
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    Not that I think Tannehill didn’t deserve the award, but in defense of sowhatbrady6, Brady lit up the top defense, and Tannehill lit up Houston…
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    Yeah, I mean the Jets have the 4th best passing defense and the best rushing defense in the league.

    The Texans….well, they arn’t 2-5 for nothing.

    Tom Brady lead the Pats in both passing and rush yards with a rush td, and two in the air.

    I mean, Tannehill lit it up, and is deserving of PotW, but complainging that Brady didn’t get it isn’t out of left field either.

  10. sowhatbrady6 says:
    So, i guess this is the consolidation price for refusing to give the Magnificent TB12 AFC player of the week?
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    Brady was magnificent, no doubt about it, but how many perfect passer ratings happen in a season regardless of the opponent? I am a Giants guy yet I still respect the hell out of the Pats and admire the GOAT Brady. “Refusing to give…” shows no concept of what that sounds like to anyone that isn’t a fanboy. A graceless winner is every bit as insufferable as a sore loser. Previous poster is right, a little respect goes a long way

  11. Had Gostkowski both years I had a fantasy team, and without question that guy was most consistent points on roster both years. If I was down 6 after Sunday, but with a Patriots game on following Monday, I knew I’d already won.

  12. 6ball says:
    A compelling case could be made that Gostkowski is the most underrated player in the league. From year to year his performance has been remarkably consistent.
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    A compelling case could be made that every really good kicker is horribly under rated. Occasionally great ones get noticed but by and large when a kicker gets a lot of notice it isn’t in a good way. There are a lot of things that make the Pats so successful, an appropriate emphasis on the third of the game that so many also ran organizations pay scant heed to is certainly one of them.

  13. Gostkowski may just be hitting his peak as well

    He hasn’t missed a FG or point after yet – and that includes 2 FGs over 50 yards (like WAY over 50 yards) – both of which he probably could have hit from 60 yards out as he often does in warm ups

    Batting 100% like that can be the difference maker and often is

    $4 million a year isn’t cheap but it beats paying $2 million to a guy who misses critical FGs

    When they let Vinatieri walk rather than pay him a similar amount, Belichick likely knew he had a highly rated kicker ready in the draft for far less $

    This time around it seems clear that Belichick didn’t want to chance it on a rookie this time and re-upped Gostkowski. Always playing chess while others are playing checkers.

  14. sowhatbrady6 says:
    So, i guess this is the consolidation price for refusing to give the Magnificent TB12 AFC player of the week?

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    Well…I got no problem with Tannehill winning it for last weekend instead of this coming week. 🙂

  15. Think Gostkowski tries to kick the FG in the first Giants Super Bowl instead of the team going for it on 4th and 13 again? 😦

    #IdSaySo
    #SoWouldBelichick

  16. mjmeyer86 says:

    Folk had the recovered onside kick and was also 3/3 including a 55 yarder.

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    You’re right. A great performance, but….Gost had the W….

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