Four of the last eight Super Bowls were decided by three points, so kickers could play a major role in this year's game.
Behind the numbers
Every day this week, NFL.com will break down a different statistical trend to monitor in [Super Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/47) XLIV.
If Super Bowl XLIV ends up being a close contest, the Indianapolis Colts not only will have reliable kicking on their side, they will have experience playing in and winning close games. For all of the Colts' dominance this season -- they won their first 14 games -- they tied an NFL record with seven victories by four points or less.
Vinatieri has four rings -- three with the New England Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX) and a fourth with the Colts (XLI). He likely won't play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, having been replaced by Stover after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery during season. But should Vinatieri be forced into action because of illness or injury, the Colts know they probably have the best big-game kicker of all-time.