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Bills aware of Pats blocked kick tally

Posted by Chris Brown on December 28, 2014 – 10:39 am

It’s all over their special teams game film so it’s not difficult to see how the Patriots special teams units have been pretty effective when it comes to blocking kicks. Last week was the latest example.

New England’s Vince Wilfork, blocked a potential go-ahead 52-yard field goal attempt by the Jets’ Nick Folk. The block maintained the Patriots’ one-point lead (17-16), which wound up being the final score. They also had a block against the Dolphins. All told New England has four blocked field goals and one blocked punt on the season.

Bills head coach Doug Marrone said it’s not hard to see what makes them effective.

“They’ve always done an outstanding job of having those core players,” Marrone said. “Matthew Slater is an example. He’s been to four Pro Bowls and he’s going again this year. All you have to do is turn on the film. High level players that play extremely well and play extremely hard and are very, very sound. I think they’ve always done a good job with those core players and they’ve always been at the top of their game from a special teams standpoint.”

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