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Patriots | Kicker duel will continue

The Associated Press reports neither New England Patriots PK Martin Gramatica nor rookie PK Stephen Gostkowski distanced themselves from the other in the Patriots' 26-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Friday night, Aug. 11. The kickers rotated in and out, with Gostkowski delivering the opening kickoff and Gramatica getting the call for a field goal with 2:40 left in the game and the Patriots trailing 23-20. "I thought they both did a pretty good job," head coach Bill Belichick said in a conference call Saturday, Aug. 11. Conditions were ideal in the Georgia Dome for both kickers and neither faltered. Belichick said he expects a winner to emerge when the Patriots play in outdoor stadiums and non-ideal conditions for the remainder of their preseason schedule. "The more competition you see, the more opportunities they have, the more clearer it becomes," Belichick said.

2006-08-13 19:38:28 | Source:

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