Colts PK Adam Vinatieri is like a fine wine: He’s only gotten better with age.
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At age 42, Colt PK Adam Vinatieri has seen it all and done it all: three Superbowl rings, Superbowls appearances in two different decades, playoff appearances in three different decades, countless game-winning FG attempts, and numerous Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections. Vinatieri’s 53-yard FG in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday opened eyes and reminded many people of how good he is even at his advanced age by NFL standard.
Unfortunately for Vinatieri, that playoff-record setting FG also caught the notice of the NFL Drug Enforcement department, who curiously sent the 42-year-old a letter stating he had been “randomly selected” to undergo drug testing mere hours after his incredible performance against Cincinnati.
Colts Punter Pat McAfee believed he understood why:
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 5, 2015
After a 4-for-4 day against the Bengals, Vinatieri is 34 of 35 on field-goal attempts this season – despite this being his 19th year in the league, Vinatieri has had arguably the greatest season of his career. Needless to say that might have had something to do with the letter….
Luckily for Vinatieri, the thin, cold air of Denver, Colorado for the Colts Divisional Playoff matchup against the Broncos will provide a perfect excuse for a stellar performance this week, should he have one.