FOXBORO (CBS) — Sunday afternoon’s Raiders-Patriots game was strange in that it was a whole lot closer than most people expected it to be. But it was also unique in that if you didn’t have a Polish surname, then you didn’t end up scoring any points.
Keen eyes noticed after the Patriots’ 16-9 victory, every single point was scored by a player with a Polish last name ending in -owski.READ MORE: Target Will Once Again Require Some Employees To Wear Face Masks
Sebastian Janikowski, the Polish-born kicker and veteran of 15 NFL seasons, was 3-for-3 kicking field goals to account for all of Oakland’s points.
Rob Gronkowski, the Polish-American native of Buffalo, N.Y., scored the Patriots’ lone touchdown of the afternoon, catching a pass from Tom Brady — who is part-Polish as well, according to various Internet sources.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Smashing Into, Running From Franklin Jewelry Store During Robbery
Stephen Gostkowski, the Polish-American kicker from Mississippi, successfully kicked the extra point after that touchdown, and he also successfully kicked three field goals.
It was a rather interesting quirk from an otherwise uninteresting game.Barack Obama's 60th Birthday Party On Martha's Vineyard This Weekend To Have COVID Safety Coordinator
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