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Patriots veteran special teamer Matthew Slater scores first career TD after blocked punt vs. Bills

Matthew Slater has played a vital role as a veteran leader for the New England Patriots over the course of his 12-year career. But one thing he’s never done is score a touchdown.

Well, after a long career in New England and 160 games, Slater finally checked off that milestone after returning a blocked punt for an 11-yard score in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills. The score put the Patriots up 13-0 over the AFC East rival Bills, a game New England eventually held on to win, 16-10.

Slater has been a special teams ace for the Patriots, making the Pro Bowl seven times as a gunner.