Folk made both field-goal attempts in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Broncos. Folk missed two field goals over the first two weeks, but he's been perfect over the last three games, connecting on six field goals. On Sunday, he hit kicks from 38 and 41 yards. Folk's season long is from 43 yards, but he's made every attempt from within 40 yards. Next week, the Patriots will play the 49ers, which have allowed just 21.5 points per game; however, Folk could see some extra opportunities since they've allowed the third-lowest red-zone success rate (46.7 percent) in the NFL.
Folk made his only field-goal attempt and lone extra-point try in Monday's 26-10 loss to the Chiefs. Folk was only provided two scoring opportunities and capitalized on them both, with his field goal coming from 43 yards. Although he only produced four points, Folk can be pleased by Monday marking his first outing without a miss this season, giving him some positive momentum ahead of Week 5's game against the Broncos.
Folk made three field goals and three of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Raiders. All of Folk's field goals came from within 40 yards, but it's a good sign that he was perfect from that range considering he's missed both field-goal tries from beyond 40 yards this season. The missed extra point didn't have an effect on the final score, but he'll need to clean that up before Week 4's matchup versus the Chiefs.
Folk made two of three field goals and all three extra points in Sunday's 35-30 loss to the Seahawks. Folk sent a 51-yard field goal wide left late in the second quarter, a miss that had reprecussions on the final score. This comes after Folk misfired ona 45-yard attempt in Week 1. However, coach Bill Belichick reiterated Monday that "[Folk] is our kicker," according to Doug Kyed of NESN.com. Expect the veteran to be in the lineup for Week 3's showdown against the Raiders, but his leash could be getting shorter with rookie fifth-round pick Justin Rohrwasser on the practice squad.
Folk was officially added to the Patriots' 53-man roster Tuesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. He was promoted from the practice squad for the team's opener and although Folk missed his lone field-goal attempt, a 45-yarder, in Week 1's win over the Dolphins, the team is satisfied with the veteran kicker and will retain him on the active roster. Rookie fifth-rounder Justin Rohrwasser is still on the practice squad in case Folk slips up, but moving forward, Folk will be the Patriots' kicker.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/09||@New York Jets||30||10.29|
|13||12/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||26||9.33|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Rams||6||6.00|
|17||01/03||New York Jets||30||10.29|