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Vinatieri becomes NFL’s all-time top points scorer


By Agence France-Presse

Adam Vinatieri kicked a first-half field goal to surpass Morten Andersen and become the NFL’s all-time points leader in the Indianapolis Colt’s 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Vinatieri kicked a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter to tie Andersen with 2,544 points and then added a 25-yarder late in the second to set the record.

The 45-year-old American tacked on three more points to extend his career total to 2,550.

Andrew Luck threw his third touchdown pass of the contest to break a tie with 5:28 to go. He connected with all three of his tight ends with the 10-yard pass to Jack Doyle putting the Colts ahead 35-28. Luck connected earlier in the game on passes to Mo Alie-Cox and Eric Ebron and finished with 239 yards in the win.

Marlon Mack continued his hot streak, running for a career-high 132 yards and two touchdowns. He eclipsed the personal best he set last week against Buffalo with 126 yards.

Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth.