01 Nov 2007
So what is it that kickers do for the fifty-nine minutes they are not on the field? Michael Lewis interviews Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri to find out. More news at 11! Actually, Lewis does a great job of putting the high-pressure world of an NFL kicker on display, and gets interesting answers out of Vinatieri on the idea of kicking under pressure. It's one of the more thoughtful player profiles we'll see in the run-up to Colts-Pats. (Free NYT registration required)
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Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.