Adam Vinatieri Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Intro: The first weekly honor of 2016 has rolled in for the Colts. On Wednesday, Adam Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

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INDIANAPOLIS – After going 5-of-5 on field goals in Week Five, Adam Vinatieri received some hardware.

Vinatieri has been named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week.

Here are some notes from the Colts on Vinatieri's perfect afternoon, including four made field goals from at least 40 yards:

  • Vinatieri tied his single-game career-high with five field goals, which he set on three other occasions. The last came against Tennessee on Dec. 1, 2013. He also tied his single-game career-high in points (17), which he previously set at Buffalo on Nov. 14, 2004.
  • With five field goals made, Vinatieri improved his streak of consecutive field goals made to 38. His streak currently ranks second in franchise history, third in NFL history and is the longest active streak in the NFL.
  • With his successful kick from 54 yards in the first quarter, Vinatieri set a new Colts record for the most consecutive field goals made from 50-plus yards in team history with eight. Vinatieri topped his previous record of seven, which he set from 2013-14. Vinatieri improved his record to nine-straight kicks of 50-plus yards with his 53-yard conversion in the second quarter, which gave the Colts a 13-6 lead.
  • Vinatieri gave the Colts a 16-13 halftime advantage with his 26-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter. With the kick, he compiled the second longest streak of field goals made (36) in team history. He also passed Gary Anderson (172) for the second most field goals made from 20-29 yards in league history.
  • Vinatieri increased the team's lead to 19-13 with his 41-yard field goal at the 5:52 mark in the third quarter. On the kick, Vinatieri passed Matt Stover (36) for the third-longest streak of consecutive field goals made in NFL history.
  • With his 46-yard field goal with 2:28 remaining in the fourth quarter, Vinatieri gave the Colts a two-possession lead and tied single-game career highs with five conversions and 17 points.
 
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