New England Patriots secondary potentially in disarray

The New England Patriots for the third time in the Bill Belichick era used their franchise tag on a kicker. The team assigned Stephen Gostkowski the designation after twice applying it to former kicker Adam Vinatieri. But while one free agent remains on track to return to Foxboro, MA in 2015, their biggest free agent on defense and the one player on defense who made such a huge impact...
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Looking Back on the Indianapolis Colts' Special Teams

The 2014 Indianapolis Colts season had plenty of things that Indianapolis fans had become familiar with since the 2000's.A prolific passing offense? Check.An inconsistent defense that was better against the pass than the run? Check.A playoff loss in Foxboro? Sadly (for Colts fans), you can put a check there too.Special teams success, though, was something new. Indianapolis ranked...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots-Seahawks Odds: Looking Back On New England Super Bowl Betting History

The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, marking their eighth shot at a Lombardi Trophy. New England opened the game as a two-point underdog, but the line has moved to the Patriots now being favored by a point at many sportsbooks monitored by The Patriots are 3-4 straight-up and 1-5-1 against the spread in their seven Super Bowls to...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri admires Patriots success despite Colts loss

        This embed is invalid   " /> Adam Vinatieri watched Sunday as several of his former New England Patriots teammates pumped up the Gillette Stadium crowd.   The scene sparked wide-ranging emotions within the Indianapolis Colts kicker, but his overriding sensation following the Patriots’ 45-7 AFC Championship Game win was one of disappointment. ...
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Adam Vinatieri Sets NFL Record For Most Career Playoff Games

Adam Vinatieri’s milestones keep piling up. Vinatieri set an NFL record Sunday by appearing in his 30th career playoff game. The Colts kicker had been tied with legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice before missing a field goal in the first quarter of Indianapolis’ AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Vinatieri, of course, spent 10 seasons...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri's Postseason Milestones

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Playoff milestones for Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who entered the NFL in 1996 with the New England Patriots. Vinatieri will face his former team in Sunday's AFC championship game. Postseason Record: 20-9 (Colts were 2-1 when Vinatieri was on injured reserve following 2009 season). Conference championship record: 6-0. Most Super Bowl Rings - Charles Haley, 5;...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri ready for possible farewell game at New England

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adam Vinatieri savored all those New England celebrations. He made the two big field goals in the ''Tuck Rule'' playoff game and, of course, the two game-winning Super Bowl kicks. On Sunday, the longtime Patriots kicker will return to his former home, possibly for the final time. ''It's amazing,'' the 42-year-old Colts kicker said when asked about his career this...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri set to break a record this Sunday in Foxsbourough

Adam Vinatieri has earned the nickname Mr. Clutch. Even since his golden foot has stepped into this league he has just won games. This Sunday will show that as he is set to play his 30th playoff game. That will break the previous record set by Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. What is even better about this is that Vinatieri will do it against his former team the New England...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri randomly drug tested day after hitting 53-yard FG

As is common practice in the NFL, Adam Vinatieri was selected for a random drug test Monday. Or was it random? The 42-year-old Indianapolis Colts kicker, who's the oldest player in the NFL, just so happened to nail a 53-yard field goal in Indy's AFC Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals the day before receiving the notice. Colts punter Pat McAfee pointed out the coincidence on...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri randomly drug tested day after 53-yd field goal

  As is common practice in the NFL, Adam Vinatieri was selected for a random drug test Monday.Or was it random? The 41-year-old Indianapolis Colts kicker, who’s the oldest player in the NFL, just so happened to nail a 53-yard field goal in Indy’s AFC wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals the day before receiving the notice. Colts punter Pat McAfee pointed out...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri “randomly” drug tested the day after he kicks a 53 yard field goal

When you’re the oldest player in the NFL at 42, you are not supposed to be drilling a 53 yard field goal, but that is exactly what Adam Vinatieri did yesterday during the Indianapolis Colts playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Apparently the NFL thought something was odd about that. When Mr. Clutch arrived to the Colts complex today he found a note inside of his locker. When...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri ‘Randomly Selected’ For Drug Test

Adam Vinatieri was "randomly selected" for a drug test by the NFL after nailing a 53-yard field goal.
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Amazing stats from Week 17

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of football. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important,...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri Does the Unthinkable Against Tennessee

The odds were on Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri to make history Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. All he had to do was be himself--one of the best kicker to ever play the game. That means that when he lined up for a field goal or extra point he would have to do what he has done the entire season--not miss. Should that happen he would become one of four players in NFL...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts and Adam Vinatieri Looking to Make History Sunday Against the Tennessee Titans

Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans means nothing for the Indianapolis Colts. They can't gain anything from winning. They can't improve their playoff position. Yeah, maybe it will give fans a little more confidence in the team after last week's drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, but who really cares? It's over.That being said, if they do what they should be able...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 15

Adam Vinatieri has yet to miss a kick this season, which is a good enough reason by itself to have him lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts the best field goal kicker in the NFL?

Place kickers in the NFL don’t get a whole lot of credit. Even the best of the best is lucky if he earns as much as a second string running back. How come nobody pays any attention when these are the guys scoring all the points? Let’s change all that and make a power rankings list of the best field goal kickers in the NFL. Here are the top ten. They were ranked based mostly on...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis' Vinatieri joins 2,100-point club

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has become the fourth member of the NFL's 2,100-point club. Vinatieri accomplished the feat with a 31-yard field goal with 4:19 left in the first quarter Sunday night against his former team, New England. The only other players to top 2,100 points are Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson and Jason Hanson. Vinatieri now has 2,101 points. At...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Patriots Make a Mistake by Letting Adam Vinatieri Go?

Kyle:  The short answer is “no.” The longer answer is that they have one of the top two kickers in the league (Steven Hauschka is the other). The beauty of Steven Gostkowski (aside from his range and accuracy) is that the Pats don’t need to carry a kickoff speacialist on their roster to make sure the opponents don’t get the ball at the 40 yard line. Vinateri was, and should...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts 4th Down Army shirts are amazing

Pro Bowl long-snapper Matt Overton, Hall of Fame kicker Adam Vinatieri, and soon-to-be Pro Bowl punter Pat McAfee have some nice shirts available for their “4th Down Army” unit. The trio are some of the most beloved Colts players in all of Indiana, and you can get the shirts starting tonight for free for the first 100 people to head to Hamilton Town Center at 7PM. Check it out...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri: I’ve been blessed to play for Patriots, Colts

Adam Vinatieri already had won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, yet his career was far from over when he signed with the Indianapolis Colts before the 2006 season. Vinatieri, who spent 10 years in New England, currently is in his ninth season with Indianapolis. The two-time Pro Bowler has won one Super Bowl since joining the Colts and continues to excel as one of...
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts' Vinatieri shows no sign of slowing down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adam Vinatieri is pursuing perfection. The NFL's oldest player, age 41, hasn't missed an extra point or a field goal this season. His streak of 26 consecutive field goals is the third longest in Colts' history. On Sunday night, the best clutch kicker in league history can become the first NFL player to score 100 points in 17 seasons. He needs eight points to break...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: No one 'is kicking better' than Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri would be the one that got away for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick — if not for Stephen Gostkowski. The Patriots let Vinatieri walk in free agency way back in 2006 — after helping the Patriots win three Super Bowls — and the All-Pro kicker has stayed with the Indianapolis Colts ever since. The Patriots used a fourth-round pick on Gostkowski...
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts lead Giants 3-0 after 1st quarter

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal, and the Indianapolis Colts had a 3-0 lead over the New York Giants heading into the second quarter on Monday night. The Colts defense got off to a solid start after it was shredded by Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 51-34 loss last Sunday. The unit limited the Giants to two first downs in...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Colts K Adam Vinatieri’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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