by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/19/14) Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski converted his only field-goal try, a 47-yarder, in the AFC title game loss at Denver. He added a PAT for a four-point outing.
Having gone 38 of 41 on field goals in the regular season, Gostkowski will enter the final year of his contract in 2014. He's scheduled to earn $2.9 million.
Stephen Gostkowski steps up for injured Ryan Allen
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (1/12/14) Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski kicked five extra points and was not needed for any field goal attempts in Saturday's playoff win over the Colts. However, Gostkowski relived rookie punter Ryan Allen, who suffered a shoulder injury on a botched snap that resulted in a safety.
Gostkowski had five punts, two of which landed inside the 20-yard line and one that resulted for a touchback, averaging 41.8 yards per kick. It was the first time he punted in a game at any level over the course of his career, per WEEI.com.
"It's a lot different," Gostkowski. "I was really worried about just catching it and getting it off. That was the first time I have ever punted in a game in my life so it was a challenge and luckily I didn't let it get me nervous. I felt comfortable out there, I don't know how. I think getting off a good first punt helped too and I just didn't try to do too much."
Stephen Gostkowski sets Patriots field goal mark
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski had an eventful afternoon on Sunday. He not only connected on all four of his field goal attempts, but his 37th of the year broke a franchise single-season record.
Gostkowski hit a 43-yarder to open the scoring, a 35-yarder in the first quarter, 29-yarder in the second and put the cherry on the sundae with a second 35-yarder in the fourth.
Stephen Gostkowski drills another two field goals
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/22/13) Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has converted at least two field goals in every game this season, and he continued that streak Week 16 vs. Baltimore. Gostkowski hit from 45 and 42 yards, making him 34 of 37.
Gostkowski added five PATs for an 11-point outing. He'll play Buffalo in Week 17.
Stephen Gostkowski makes two more
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski had another solid performance in Week 15 against the Dolphins, making it 15 straight games with multiple field goals in a 24-20 loss. He connected from 22 and 23 yards, but missed a 48-yarder. Gostkowski successfully made two extra points.
Gostkowski has missed just three field goals on the season, and is now 32 for 35 overall. The Patriots play at Baltimore in Week 16.
Stephen Gostkowski was the No. 1 Fantasy kicker in 2012, and we expect him to repeat in 2013 since he plays for a high-powered offense with plenty of chances to succeed. Gostkowski made 29 of 35 field goals in 2012 with 66 extra points. Only four kickers had more than 50 extra points (Gostkowski, Garrett Hartley, Matt Prater and Mason Crosby), but Gostkowski was the only one above 60. He had double digits in Fantasy points in 10 games, and this is now the third time in his career he had had more than 55 extra points. He should post quality stats again in 2013, and he is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues. (Updated 4/26/13)