Stephen Gostkowski didn't just keep the Patriots' undefeated season alive -- he made history, too. Barry Chin Getty Images

The New England Patriots remained undefeated thanks to the foot of Stephen Gostkowski, moving to 9-0 with a 27-26 win over the New York Giants.

Gostkowski's 54-yard game-winner was the 264th made field goal of his career, moving him past Adam Vinatieri for the most in team history. Needless to say, he couldn't have set the record at a better time.

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Gostkowski made both of his field goal attempts against the Giants on Sunday, making him a perfect 21-21 this season. Though it doesn't need to be said, he's one of the top kickers in the NFL. He leads the league in points, as well as touchbacks.

With a game -- and undefeated season -- on the line, there's no kicker the Patriots would rather have.

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