DETROIT — Mason Crosby got so unfortunate that he even attempted a change of shoes during his catastrophic kicking day.
The Green Bay Packers’ longtime kicker switched cleats after he missed his third margin idea of a initial half in Sunday’s 31-23 detriment to a Detroit Lions. He went on to skip dual some-more kicks — another margin idea and an additional indicate — before he finally booted one through: a 41-yarder with 2 seconds left in a game.
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“Something had to go,” Crosby pronounced of a cleats. “I kind of finished an composition and — we have 3 or 4 pairs damaged in each diversion so it’s not startling for me to do that. But we felt like we indispensable something to try to coax on a subsequent one.”
Still, he became a initial NFL kicker to skip 4 margin goals and an additional indicate in a same diversion given Rolf Benirschke of a Chargers in 1980, according to ESPN Stats Information research.
“Well, apparently shocked; it’s never happened to me,” Crosby said. “That’s never happened to me. It doesn’t happen. So I’m going to weigh it though I’m going to [chalk] it adult to something that is an curiosity in life that I’ve never even been a partial of. So I’m going to weigh a sum like we do each week and pierce on. Because that one for me is something that I’ve never been a partial of and wish to never be partial of again.”
Crosby, a Packers’ career scoring personality and a 12th-year veteran, finished 10 of 11 margin goals entering Sunday’s game. The usually skip was a 52-yarder that would have won a Week 2 diversion opposite a Vikings that finished in a tie.
The Packers stranded with him during a unemployment in 2012, when he finished a league-low 63.6 percent of his margin goals. In a 5 seasons that followed, he finished 85 percent of his margin goals.
“I consider he’s one of a biggest kickers of all time,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “I’ve always pronounced he and Robbie Gould, what they do in a elements over a years is some of a excellent kicking that I’ve seen in my time. Obviously he’s disappointed. we don’t consider he approaching this. We have a ton of faith in him. He’s finished it for a prolonged time, finished some large kicks for us over a years. They’ve got to purify a operation up: snap, reason and he’s got to make them.”
A repelled Mason Crosby expresses his beating after a 1-for-5 tour in a Packers’ 31-23 detriment to a Lions.
It was generally confusing given that Crosby’s misfortune day came during a indoor stadium.
Even a Lions were shocked.
“I never seen one like that before, not even in high propagandize or in college,” Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson said. “And that’s surprising, too, since we still consider he’s a unequivocally good kicker so that was really surprising.”
Packers manager Mike McCarthy pronounced Crosby’s final margin idea was an try to win a diversion — to set adult an onside flog that followed — and finished no discuss of doing it only to give Crosby a boost in confidence.
“To be honest with we that’s a conditions you’d like to have some-more [time]; you’d like to be north of 12 [seconds] there,” McCarthy said. “Hey it’s like anything, we get to that mark we wish to make certain we give your group a possibility to win. So creation a margin goal, recklessness play on a onside kick, that was the final chance.”
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.