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The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up kickers based only on their performance with the Patriots.

The best New England Patriots kickers ever have all had a part in some of the biggest moments in franchise history. NFL games can be won and lost by one or two points, making every made or missed kick of the greatest importance and every starting kicker a potential hero.

While recent stars like Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski have made their mark in the Patriots' past, early standouts like Gino Cappalletti and John Smith helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

So which of these kickers from New England history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Patriots kickers of all-time? Vote below, and check back to see what other football fans thought.

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 1996–2005

Career accomplishments:
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
2× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004)
2× First-team All-Pro (2002, 2004)
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 2006–present

Career accomplishments:
3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2013–2015)
2× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2015)
Second-team All-Pro (2014)
NFL record 479 consecutive extra points made

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Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 1960–1970 (as Boston Patriots)

Career accomplishments:
5× All-Star (1961, 1963-1966)
4× Second-team All-AFL (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966)
AFL MVP (1964)
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
New England Patriots No. 20 Retired

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Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 1993-1995

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Tony Franklin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 1984-1987

Career accomplishments: 
Pro Bowl (1986)

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Charlie Baumann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Charlie Baumann

Patriots career: 1991–1993

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Charlie Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Charlie Gogolak

Patriots career: 1970–1972

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John Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
John Smith

Patriots career: 1974–1983

Career accomplishments:
Pro Bowl (1980)
Named to Patriots All Decade Team for 1970s

9
Jason Staurovsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Jason Staurovsky

Patriots career: 1988 to 1991

10
Scott Sisson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Scott Sisson

Patriots career: 1993

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Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 2010

12
Greg Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Greg Davis

Patriots career: 1989

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David Posey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
David Posey

Patriots Career: 1978

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Jeff White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Jeff White

Patriots career: 1973

15
Dan Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Dan Miller

 Patriots career: 1982

16
Teddy Garcia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Teddy Garcia

Patriots career: 1988

17
Mike Nugent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 2019–present

18
Fred Steinfort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Fred Steinfort

Patriots career: 1983

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Mike Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Mike Walker

Patriots career: 1972

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Joaquin Zendejas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Joaquin Zendejas

Patriots career: 1983

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Al Herline is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Al Herline

Patriots career: 1987

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Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Patriots career: 1978

23
Rex Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Rex Robinson

Patriots career: 1982

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Bill Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Bill Bell

Patriots career: 1973

 

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Eric Schubert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time
Eric Schubert

Patriots career: 1987