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Nick Folk’s game-winning field goal propels Patriots past Cardinals, keeps New England in playoff picture

Arizona Cardinals v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Nick Folk extended his field goal streak to 19 on Sunday and his latest make kept the Patriots in the playoff picture.

The former Arizona Wildcat drilled a 50-yarder as time expired to propel New England to a 20-17 home win over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Patriots are now 5-6, two games out of an AFC Wild Card spot.

What made Folk’s heroics even sweeter is that Zane Gonzalez, a former Sun Devil, missed the potential game-winner on the Cardinals’ previous drive.

Folk has not missed a field goal since Week 2 and was also responsible for the game-winner in a victory over the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

By making two more field goals on Saturday, Folk improved his field goal percentage to 90.4 for the season, his best mark since 2013 and the third-best mark of his career.

At 36 years old, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.