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He's Not Adam But He's Pretty Darn Good

K Stephen Gostkowski

When the Patriots face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday it will be more than just the Colts-Patriots rivalry or Brady vs Manning. It will be a look at the new kid vs the guy that left for more money. Arguably the best clutch kicker in history, Adam Vinatieri has been replaced by a rookie kicker who already broke one of his records. While he's not Vinatieri, he's pretty darn good.

His teammates refer to him affectionately as "Meat." Some New England fans have come to call him the "Ghost." But whatever he's known as, Patriots rookie kicker Stephen Gostkowski was "the man" Sunday evening in San Diego when his 31-yard field goal with just over a minute to play propelled the New England past the Chargers and into an AFC Championship Game battle with the Colts.According to... Recommended Stories

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