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Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski - #3 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 01/28/1984
Birthplace Madison, MS
College Memphis
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 21st pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

FG Pat Pts
29 66 153

Key matchup: Ravens pass rush vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Teams that have bested the Patriots have rattled Tom Brady enough to keep the offense out of rhythm. The Ravens will try to do that on Sunday.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Flacco to face far different Patriots' secondary

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco had his best game of the season against the Patriots in Week Three, but faces a much-different pass defense in the AFC title game.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

Patriots bring back Daboll

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots are bringing former assistant Brian Daboll back to the staff, effective immediately, Bill Belichick told reporters during a conference call Monday.

Patriots beat Texans, Ravens up next

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Stevan Ridley ran for 82 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots roll to a 41-28 victory over the Texans.

Reports: Gronkowski out for rest of postseason

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots will be without TE Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the postseason after he reinjured his forearm, Pro Football Talk first reported.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Texans passing game vs. Patriots pass 'D'

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Texans’ key to avenging a Week 14 embarrassment and advancing to the AFC title game will be QB Matt Schaub. 

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Hightower's playmaking will be key for Patriots in playoffs

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie LB Dont'a Hightower has made impact plays behind the line of scrimmage, and will be counted on in the playoffs.

Patriots sign QB Kafka, DE Benard

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed QB Mike Kafka and DE Marcus Benard to reserve/future contracts on Friday. 

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 13, 2011
Gostkowski made a 20-yard field goal and kicked five extra points Monday in a 38-24 win at Miami.||||||| Gostkowski also missed a 48-yard attempt.
Posted Nov. 10, 2010
The New England Patriots have lost Gostkowski for the season with a thigh injury.||||||| Gostkowski felt tightness in his right thigh while warming up before Sunday's 34-14 loss at Cleveland. He didn't return after kicking off following a New England touchdown with 6:17 gone in the second quarter. Wide receiver Wes Welker handled placekicking the rest of the game. In five seasons with the Patriots, Gostkowski has made 84.3 percent of his field goal attempts. This season, he made 10 of 13 field goal attempts.
Posted Jan. 15, 2007
Gostkowski made all three of his attempts in Sunday's 24-21 playoff win over San Diego, capped by a 31-yard game-winner with 1:10 left.||||||| The Patriots drafted Gostkowski in the fourth round of the draft to replace Adam Vinatieri, now with Indianapolis. So far he has come through, making all six of his attempts in the postseason, including a 50-yarder against the Chargers.
Posted Jan. 08, 2007
Gostkowski stood up to the pressure in Sunday's 37-16 playoff victory against the New York Jets by making all three field-goal attempts.||||||| Gostkowski will kick on the road in the playoffs for the first time Sunday at San Diego.
Posted Jan. 06, 2007
Gostkowski is gearing up for his first career playoff game Sunday against the New York Jets. He had a difficult season, making 20 of 26 field goals.||||||| Gostkowski is replacing a living legend in Adam Vinatieri. He might crumble under the pressure.

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