Struggling Adam Vinatieri misses two more extra points
Adam Vinatieri has long been one of the more remarkable stories in the NFL, kicking successfully well into his 40s. For the first time, however, it looks like time may have caught up with the Indianapolis Colts’ kicker.
Vinatieri missed two more extra points on Sunday on the heels of a bad Week 1. The second, in the fourth quarter, kept the Colts from opening up a three-point advantage over the Tennessee Titans. He was fortunate that the Colts held on for a 19-17 win, and his miss did not cost the team.
Vinatieri has now missed three extra points in two games to go along with two missed field goals in Week 1.
Adam Vinatieri's last three games:
AFC Wild Card: 0-1 FG, 1-2 XP
Week 1: 1-3 FG, 1-2 XP
Week 2 so far: 0-0, 1-3 XP
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 15, 2019
It’s worth remembering that this isn’t exactly new. Vinatieri was bad in last year’s AFC divisional playoff game. This has become a worrisome trend, and the Colts may have to think long and hard about how much patience they can afford to have with their veteran kicker.