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Adam's rotten apple

Colts kicker, ex-Pat Vinatieri suffering through an 0-11 2011, but trying to stay positive

Updated: December 2, 2011, 8:51 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Adam Vinatieri, arguably the most clutch kicker in NFL history, refers to each year of his career as a new chapter.

Chapter 16 has been unlike any other.

Vinatieri, whose right foot played a big part in delivering three Super Bowl championships to the New England Patriots, returns to Gillette Stadium on Sunday for the third time as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. In his 16 years in the NFL, this will be just his second losing season.

"I've been extremely fortunate ...

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