The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 5. This marks the 16th time he has earned the award in his career and the most by any player in NFL history.
In the Colts 29-23 victory over the Chicago Bears, Vinatieri converted 5-of-5 field goal attempts and two PATs for 17 points. He connected on field goals of 54, 53, 46, 41 and 26 yards to remain a perfect 13-of-13 this season. Vinatieri tied his single-game career-high with five field goals, which he has set on three other occasions. He also tied his single-game career-high in points (17).
Dating back to 2015, Vinatieri has made 38 consecutive field goals which currently ranks second in franchise history, third in NFL history and is the longest active streak in the NFL. Additionally, he has converted nine consecutive field goals from 50-plus yards which is a franchise record.
Vinatieri is the first Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Week honors this season. Last year, he received AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in November.
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