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Gostkowski Named AFC Special Teams Player of The Week

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who had a rough end to 2015, got off to a good start, nailing the game-winning field goal in the Patriots road win versus the Cardinals and being name the AFC Special Teams Player of The Week.

Stephen Gostkowski heard all offseason about his missed extra point that may have cost the Patriots a trip to Super Bowl 50, but for a kicker that has been excellent throughout his career, most expected him to come back strong in 2016.

Mission accomplished.

Gostkowski, who was 3-for-3 on his field goal attempts (47, 53, 32), and he was also excellent kickoff off, helping the Patriots win the field position battle they desperately needed to win this game. Gostkowski showed no ill-effects after the end of 2015 too, which is crucial because we know he didn't lose his confidence.

Mike Reiss of ESPN reported the news:

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