Patriots kicking vs. Colts kicking
This is Patriots past vs. Patriots present and future. Stephen Gostkowski had a sensational season for the Patriots, leading the league with 38 field goals and just three misses. He also hit all 44 extra points he attempted and led the NFL in scoring with 158 points. Gostkowski was especially clutch from distance, including two 50-yard-plus field goals that helped the Patriots come back and win in Houston. Rookie punter Ryan Allen has been good since taking the job from Zoltan Mesko after training camp, averaging 45.9 yards per punt, while landing 29 of his 65 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Adam Vinatieri will no doubt enter the Patriots Hall of Fame someday, but for now, he is a member of the Colts and has one more Super Bowl ring than Tom Brady. The 41-year-old hit on 35 of 40 field goal attempts this season and was a perfect 34 for 34 on extra points. He missed only one field goal under 40 yards and finished the season with 139 points, eighth in the NFL. Punter Pat McAfee averaged 46 yards per punt, landing 27 of 76 inside the 20.