// Stephen Gostkowski

Patriots 2011 Special Teams Preview: Tate, Edelman, Gostkowski, Etc.

In 2010, the Patriots’ special teams units turned in some of the best performances they’ve seen in years. Under second year special teams coach Scott O’Brien, the Pats finished in the top five in the league in 10 of 22 special teams statistical categories, including in scoring, blocked kicks, and, perhaps most importantly, fewest penalties. […]

Tonight: Patriots Kickoff NFL Preseason against Jaguars

It seems like just yesterday that the NFL lockout finally ended and training camp began for the New England Patriots. Actually, it was less than two weeks ago. And now the Patriots are hours from their first preseason game, against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Patriots starters usually play for just a few plays […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 10 vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots’ (6-2) five-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt last weekend in Cleveland, where they suffered a 34-14 shellacking at the hands of the Browns. Bill Belichick obviously didn’t read last week’s Keys to Victory column. His defense allowed Peyton Hillis to rush for 184 yards on 29 carries, and the offense […]

Meet Kicker Shayne Graham

With Stephen Gostkowski sustaining a season-ending thigh injury this past weekend against the Cleveland Browns, Greg A. Bedard reports that the Patriots will be looking to Shayne Graham to close out the season at the kicker position. Graham, who made 23 of 30 field goals last season, was let go by the Bengals after missing […]

Patriots Place Kicker Gostkowski on IR, Sign Graham

The Patriots have lost yet another key player for the rest of the season, as Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski was placed on injured reserve with a quad injury. Unfortunately, you can’t really kick a football without a healthy quad muscle. With Gostkowski’s out, let us all welcome former Bengals kicker Shayne Graham. Tangent: I […]

Browns Turn Patriots Black and Blue

Best record in the NFL? Up against Cleveland, an entire city which hasn’t won anything since ever? No problem, right? Apparently not. With a performance like that, the New England fan base had better hope that the Patriots took Cleveland for granted, because if not, it’ll be a long eight weeks. In Cleveland on Sunday, […]

Patriots Survive Chargers Fourth-Quarter Surge, Win in San Diego

In key situations in the fourth quarter, Stephen Gostkowski is the perfect field goal kicker. Kris Brown… not so much. Brown’s 50-yard field goal attempt, pushed back 5 yards by a San Diego false start penalty, bounced off the right goal-post, and the New England Patriots held on to beat the San Diego Chargers, 23-20. Brown’s missed field […]

PATS on the Back – Week 6 vs. Baltimore

In arguably their biggest regular season win in a few years, the Patriots defied the odds on Sunday, beating a very good Baltimore Ravens team, 23-20, in an overtime thriller that we’ll be talking about for a while. The Pats faced a ten-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, after a Billy Cundiff field goal […]

Gostkowski Ties Game in Fourth, Wins it in Overtime

Heading into Sunday’s game in Foxboro, Stephen Gostkowski had never missed in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were either tied or behind. After the game ended, his streak remained intact. Gostkowski’s late game field goals capped a 10-point comeback by the New England Patriots, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime. Gostkowski hit […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Dolphins, Week 4

Well… how fun was that? The Pats scored every which way possible in their Monday night rout of the Dolphins, 41-14 in Miami, a location that hasn’t always been too friendly for New England. Entering this game, Bill Belichick had just a 4-6 record in Miami, and Tom Brady was 3-5 on South Beach. But, […]

Most Rushing Yards in 23 Months Propel Patriots to Victory

The New England Patriots had already run the ball eight straight times. So they decided to run it again. BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s 7-yard touchdown run capped off a rush-heavy Patriots drive that pushed the lead to two touchdowns with just over eight minutes to go, and the Patriots held on to beat the Buffalo Bills, 38-30. […]

Patriots Impress Early and Often to Begin 2010 Campaign

After a shaky pre-season, the Patriots got off to a rousing start, beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxboro 38-24. The game was highlighted by Wes Welker’s return, Tom Brady’s return following a car accident, and the regular season debut of the most prolific trio of teammates ever: Terrell Owens (dubbed Batman), Chad Ochocinco (dubbed Robin), […]

Patriots, Gostkowski Agree on Contract Extension

The Patriots have had trouble even communicating with offensive lineman Logan Mankins, and it appears that both sides may never reach a deal. Some have suggested Mankins may even sit out the entire season instead of sign the restricted free agent tender. If he was angry before, he’ll be furious now. The Patriots locked up […]

The 2006 Patriots Draft Class: The Team’s Worst Ever? Part II

(Part I | Part II | Part III) Day two of the NFL Draft, associated with the old format, highlighted the best player from this draft class for the Patriots — a kicker. In this installment, we’ll explore an interesting situation that transpired with the Minnesota Vikings, a HUGE waste of talent, and perhaps the best […]

The 2006 Patriots Draft Class: The Team’s Worst Ever? Part I

(Part I | Part II | Part III) On average, there are about 251-255 of the finest college football players that get drafted every April. Less than half of those players ever impact an NFL organization. Coming off a draft where the New England Patriots selected four talented skill position players, many thought that Bill […]