Best known for his clutch performances with the New England Patriots, placekicker Adam Vinatieri has made his share of big kicks over the last seven seasons for the Indianapolis Colts.
The last time the Colts played a playoff game at Baltimore, it was Vinatieri who provided all the points for his team in a 15-6 win over the Ravens in the 2006 AFC Divisional Round.
That victory propelled the team to the AFC Championship Game, where they defeated the New England Patriots, 38-34, en route to a 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
On Sunday, the league’s ninth all-time leading scorer extended his own NFL postseason records for field goals and points by hitting on kicks of 47, 52 and 26 yards.
Unfortunately, it was a 40-yard miss wide right in the fourth quarter that would have narrowed the Colts’ deficit at the time to 17-12. Instead, the Ravens followed that up with a touchdown that sealed a 24-9 victory.
Despite that one miss, Vinatieri continues to deliver after 17 NFL seasons. And don’t be surprised if he and the Colts are back in the playoffs in 2013, he’s up to his old clutch tricks once again.