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Monday, December 2, 2013

NFL Week Thirteen: Adam Vinatieri & Matt Bryant

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri accounted for 16 of the teams points with an extra point and five field goals (47, 48, 45, 37 & 49 yards). Indianapolis won 22-14 over Tennessee.
"I'll go out there as many times as they tell me to. Today was a good day. It was clicking pretty well for us....
You never know before the game starts, you never know how it’s going to go and you never know how much you are going to be needed. Today was one of those days where you were needed and used a bunch today. I was happy to help our team and contribute to the victory."
His fellow specialist punter Pat McAfee, who also handles kickoffs and serves as the holder on placekicks, said of Vinatieri:
"I don’t know how many people are fortunate enough to get to come to work every day and watch the greatest to ever do what he does.... 

And there’s no real chip shots. Every single point he puts on the board matters."
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant hit a 36 yard field goal in overtime to give Atlanta a 34-31 win over Buffalo.
"To come out here and spot them 14 points and battle back, I think today showed the toughness, the resiliency to overcome. It seems like in the past, things went even further downhill, but we kept going at it and did everything we could to get that win."

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