Gostkowski hits from 53 yards in warmups

NEW ORLEANS -- Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com noted kicker Stephen Gostkowski comfortably connected from 53 yards in pregame warmups.

With all of the talk about Monday night's game being a shootout, Gostkowski could make the difference at some point late in the game.

If memory serves, the New England Patriots have kicked a clutch field goal in the Superdome before.