Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 62-yard field goal. It probably would’ve been good from 70.

The kick was nevertheless a new career-long.

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Stephen Gostkowski kicks a 62-yard field goal during the first half against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. –AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

After forcing a fumble with less than a minute to go before halftime of their game vs. the Raiders, the Patriots trotted out Stephen Gostkowski a few plays later to attempt a 62-yard field goal.

The veteran placekicker nailed it, at 7,200-feet elevation, extending New England’s lead just before halftime. The 62-yarder is tied for the sixth longest field goal in league history, and is a career long for Gostkowski, who made a 58-yarder earlier this season. Gostkowski has now made 21 of 28 career attempts of 50 yards or longer.

With the Raiders driving into New England territory, Marquis Flowers had knocked the ball loose after Seth Roberts caught a 12-yard pass at the 3-yard line. Safety Patrick Chung came up with it, and the Patriots took over with less than a minute to go in the first half. New England scored in the final minute of the first half for the seventh straight game.