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Steven Jackson

Gostkowski's PAT streak ends at 523

An hour after the game, New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski still felt the sting of a rare missed extra point.

Gostkowski sent his PAT wide right early in a 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in the AFC championship game. It was his first missed PAT in nine years.

"I just feel terrible," Gostkowski said. "All day, these guys put their bodies and lives on the line, and for me to come out here and miss a kick, it's a nightmare scenario. I can't even explain how I feel right now. It's just a complete shock and I let a lot of people down."

His teammates weren't about to lay the blame at the right foot of Gostkowski, who had made an NFL-record...