Patriot Reign - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Michael Holley
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Chapter 4 introduces Patriot field goal kicker Adam Vinatieri in the strange, hyper-patriotic environment immediately after the September 11 attacks. Adam was solid kicker and a creature of habit who was focusing in on the upcoming Super Bowl game in Louisiana. As usual, the field goal kicker was not considered a deciding factor in the game; especially a Super Bowl game. However, Belichick had made some ominous comments about his kicker being his most consistent player all season. Vinatieri had made a 45-yard field goal in a snowstorm to tie a recent game and then kicked another 23-yarder to win. Therefore, the concept of a field goal kicker being a deciding factor was not unprecedented; just unusual.

The Patriots were definite underdogs against the St. Louis Rams going into Super Bowl XXXVI. The Rams were considered "the greatest show on turf." They were coming off three strong seasons, including...

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