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  1. Patriots' top plays: Snow Plow Game

    Mike Reiss

    This is the first of three plays nominated as the most memorable play in team history. In the next two days, we'll feature: Adam Vinatieri's game-winning 48-yard field goal to beat Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI and Vinatieri's kick to tie the AFC division...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Picked-up pieces from 3rd quarter review

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from third-quarter review of the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Dolphins: 1. For those critical of the Patriots "abandoning the run", the pass-pass-pass sequence that preceded Stephen Gostkowski's missed 48-yard field goal is an area...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. Ups and downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, a look at who is "up" and who is "down" from the team's victory over the Dolphins: Up Stephen Gostkowski -- On a day when the Dolphins struggle with their field goal operation, the work of the Patriots' ...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  4. Bill Belichick of New England Patriots admits he was wrong that p...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick took Chris Jones off the hook Monday, admitting he was "wrong" when he said Sunday he didn't believe his team committed a penalty on a pivotal missed field goal attempt by the New York Jets in overtime.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Patriots 23, Bills 21

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- My thoughts on the New England Patriots' 23-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills. What it means: The Patriots escape. In a game that was much tougher than many anticipated, Stephen Gostkowski's 35-yard field goal with five secon...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  6. Kelly solidifies his standing with Pats

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Near the end of Tuesday's joint practice between the Patriots and Buccaneers, the teams were working on field goals. Unlike the end of Patriots-only practices, when the field-goal drill usually comes against a light rush, each...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  7. Gostkowski on his ups and downs

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski matched his career high for missed field goals in a season (6) last Sunday in Miami when he pushed a 49-yard field goal attempt wide right. The last time Gostkowski missed six field goals i...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  8. Patriots starters on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    Rob Gronkowski's injury while playing the wing on the field-goal protection unit has sparked a discussion on the value of starters playing on special teams. Looking at the composition of the Patriots' six primary special teams units in Sunday's wi...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Kicker Gostkowski rides the wave

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski answered questions from reporters for the first time since his two field-goal misses (49 and 42 yards) in Sunday's win, and he compared his situation to surfing. "It's a cycle and you go thro...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Belichick has confidence in FG operation

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed field goals of 42 and 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills, and couldn't convert a game-winning 42-yard field goal in the final seconds against the Cardinals on Sept. 16, but it doesn't sound a...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  11. Bruschi Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every day after the Patriots play a game, Tedy Bruschi holds his "Bruschi on Tap" chat on Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. When a kicker misses a late field goal t...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 20, Patriots 18

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Rapid reaction from the Patriots' 20-18 loss to the Cardinals: What it means: Stunning. The Patriots' home-opening win streak, the longest in the NFL, is surprisingly snapped at 10 games. Stephen Gostkowski's 42-yard field goal...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  13. MacMullan on Gostkowski

    Mike Reiss

    If Super Bowl XLVI comes down to a game-winning field goal, will kicker Stephen Gostkowski come through? In a piece now posted on, columnist Jackie MacMullan writes on the topic. The truth is this: While Gostkowski has proved to be...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  14. New England Patriots special-teamers primed for Super Bowl XLVI

    Mike Reiss

    Super Bowl XLVI could hinge on the play of the Patriots' special teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  15. Quick-hit thoughts after 3rd quarter

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts after the third quarter of the AFC Championship Game (New England trails 20-16): 1. The red zone has been a big story of the game. The Patriots were held to a field goal on their opening drive of the third q...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  16. Vinatieri doesn't take boos personally

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri came on to the field to attempt a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter, the crowd at Gillette Stadium booed. It was the reaction he expected, and he said he doesn't take it personally. "Peo...

    Blog | December 04, 2011