Adam Vinatieri has made countless big kicks in his NFL career, but a simple 25-yard field goal Sunday against the Raiders is one he’ll remember longer than most.
That field goal late in the second quarter pushed the 45-year-old kicker past Morten Andersen (2,544 career points) to make him the NFL’s all-time scoring leader.
Congrats, @adamvinatieri! The NFL’s new all-time leading scorer! ? pic.twitter.com/0e83AUHftd
It has seemed inevitable for a couple of seasons now that the steady Vinatieri would catch Anderson, who played from 1982 through 2007. And he’ll likely hold the career mark for many years; the next active kicker on the list, Sebastian Janikowski, has 1,844 career points.
Vinatieri, who began his career with the Patriots in 1996, joined the Colts in 2006. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, he’s been a member of four Super Bowl championship teams.
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