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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

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Aqib Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

Flawed defense? No problem for Patriots

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
If the Patriots are to live up to expectations, they need to win the Super Bowl to put to rest any questions about Bill Belichick’s defense.

Patriots add OG Petrus

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OG Mitch Petrus on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots release LB Tarpinian

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the 53-man roster, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Patriots RB Bolden suspended four games

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Patriots' new-look secondary could impact S Chung

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
If Aqib Talib's presence moves Devin McCourty to safety for the long-term, that will impact S Patrick Chung, who is in a contract year.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses on Sunday.

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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