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NFL: New England 34, Houston 31

HOUSTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a pair of 53-yard field goals in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying the New England Patriots to a 34-31 win over Houston.
NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2 minutes left in overtime Sunday, capping a wild comeback that lifted New England over Denver 34-31.

NFL: New England 30, Atlanta 23

ATLANTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Tom Brady passed for 316 yards and hit Kendrell Thompkins for a key late touchdown Sunday, helping New England stay unbeaten with a 30-23 win over Atlanta.

NFL: New England 23, Buffalo 21

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski booted a game-winning 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left Sunday and the New England Patriots beat Buffalo 23-21 to avoid an upset.

NFL: New England 31, Philadelphia 22

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Tom Brady looked sharp in a brief outing Friday and LaGarrette Blount scored twice to bring New England a 31-22 decision over Philadelphia.
NFL: New England 17, Buffalo 10

NFL: New England 17, Buffalo 10

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Randy Moss and Laurence Maroney scored second-quarter touchdowns Sunday, leading the New England Patriots in a 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

NFL: New England 27, Baltimore 21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Brady ran for a touchdown and passed to Randy Moss for another Sunday, piloting the New England Patriots to a 27-21 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL: New York Jets 16, New England 9

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez threw a touchdown pass and Jay Feeley kicked three field goals for the New York Jets Sunday in a 16-9 win over New England.

NFL: New England 23, St. Louis 16

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Kevin Faulk caught a 15-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter Sunday, giving New England a 23-16 victory against St. Louis.

NFL: New England 30, San Francisco 21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- New England's Kevin Faulk ran for two touchdowns and Randy Moss caught five passes for 111 yards Sunday in a 30-21 Patriots win over the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL: New England 37, N.Y. Jets 16

FOXBORO, Mass., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns Sunday in sending New England into the second round of the NFL playoffs with a 37-16 victory over the New York Jets.

NFL: New England 40, Houston 7

FOXBORO, Mass., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes Sunday afternoon as the New England Patriots trounced Houston, 40-7.

NFL: N.Y. Jets 17, New England 14

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Jerricho Cotchery caught a touchdown pass from Chad Pennington late in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon as the New York Jets beat New England, 17-14.

NFL: Indianapolis 27, New England 20

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning was 20-for-36 for 326 yards and two touchdowns Sunday evening, as the Indianapolis Colts beat New England, 27-20.
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New England Patriots place holder Ken Walter congratulates kicker Stephen Gostkowski following a successful field goal attempt against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on December 17, 2006. Gostkowski completed all four field goal attempts and kicked four extra points. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)
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Stephen Carroll Gostkowski (pronounced "gust-OW-ski"; the first 'K' is silent) (born January 28, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft with the 118th pick, one of just two kickers drafted, and the only rookie kicker to make an NFL roster that year. Gostkowski, who played both college football and baseball for the University of Memphis, is the most accurate kicker in Patriots history, and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history.

Gostkowski graduated from Madison Central High School in Madison, Mississippi in 2002. While there, he won four varsity letters each in football and soccer, and three in baseball, and was an All-State honoree in all three sports. Gostkowski holds the school record for longest field goal, a 55-yard kick. His teammates at Madison Central included current 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson and Seahawks center Chris Spencer. His opponents included current Atlanta Falcons running back Jerious Norwood, who returned one of Gostkowski's kickoffs from two yards deep in the end zone; Gostkowski raced him down at the 25-yard line to prevent a touchdown.

His most common nickname growing up was "Beaver"; he lost two front teeth playing hockey and had fake teeth that were too large put in as replacements. While at Memphis, he was dubbed "Gotti" by Tigers head coach Tommy West, because West couldn't pronounce Gostkowski correctly.

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