Mason Crosby Shanks the Packer’s Season Away?
Mason Crosby must be hating his life this morning. The normally dependable kicker missed the potential game-tying field goal yesterday, helping the Indianapolis Colts to shocking upset of the once mighty Packers. Cheeseheads across the world are still in shock.
According to FoxSports,”It all adds up to a 2-3 record, putting the Packers below .500 at this point in the season for the third time in coach Mike McCarthy’s seven-year tenure. When it happened in McCarthy’s first season of 2006, the team needed a four-game winning streak to end the year at 8-8. When it happened in 2008 in Aaron Rodgers’ first season as the team’s starting quarterback, the Packers were 5-5 before a five-game losing streak led to a 6-10 finish.
On top of it all, the Packers’ next game is against the Houston Texans, who took a perfect 4-0 record into their Monday night game at the New York Jets. The Packers play at Houston next Sunday night, the second of three consecutive games away from Lambeau Field.”
Can the Pack fight back? They face an uphill battle as the surprising Minnesota Vikings and hated Chicago Bears currently lead the NFC North with matching 4-1 records. Throw in a dangerous Detroit Lions that has underachieved thus far, and it is not beyond the realm of belief that Green Bay could end up last in a division that they have dominated for years.
Discount double shank? Ask Mason Crosby.