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Think differently to avoid choking under pressure
Think differently to avoid choking under pressure

With less than a minute left on the clock and his team down by two points, the Baltimore Ravens' Matt Stover jogged onto the field and kicked a 52-yard field goal, icing the game against the Cleveland Browns and securing first place for his team. It was one of 18 game-winners he made for the Ravens. Players said that's what they expected from "Automatic Matt." Recently, the former player — who was among the league's highest-scoring and most accurate kickers, attributed his cool under pressure to a mix of preparation, support from coaches and teammates, God and a sense of purpose. But he added, "Some people are wired differently" — and...