GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – One week after missing five kicks, Mason Crosby joined the Matchwinner for the Green Bay Packers
Yes, this Mason Crosby
The same who missed four field goals an extra point in a loss in Detroit. This time, Crosby entered a 27-yard field goal at the end of time to give the Packers a 33-30 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field.
It was Crosby's fourth field goal of the night. He was good at 29, 39 and 51 yards before the game winner. He also made all three extra points for a perfect night.
"It's very upbeat," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. "What he went through last week and the team to stay with him and the guys who kind of hug and encourage us as we do for our teammates was great, and then he replied, the crowd was very encouraging I first tried to find out if it was a sort of sarcastic rejoicing, but I felt that it was a pretty heartfelt encouragement after making four field goals and three extra points, obviously very happy afterwards and we were very happy for him "[EightdaysearlierinDetroitCrosbywassurroundedbycamerasinthevisitors'lockerroomafterlosingPackerstotheLionsandhesaid"Idonotgetthatmuchattentionunlessit'sreallybadorextremelygood[1
Mason Crosby expresses his thoughts on his play-win field goal and How it feels to fight back against the lions after five shots.
"Geez, I'm so grateful for the Packers organization and my teammates who just stay with me and know I've recovered a lot in my career," said Crosby, a 12-year-old veteran. "I did not have days like last week, but this is a special one, this is one of my better days, and being able to do what I did after last week [was great] has a lot of soul" I searched this week and made sure I really got into my preparation and it paid off. "
Crosby said he appreciated Rodgers and the insult that made the game winner a" chip shot "
He said the nerve-racking kick was the additional point to tie the game up with 30, after Rodgers Davante left Adams for a 16-yard touchdown with 1:55.
"The extra point to play Tying was the I was a little more motivated to make sure I broke that, "Crosby said," but this last one was just a kind of muscle memory. The pressure came, I felt like I was pretty fast and everything was perfect. The protection was great. I felt the boys dive right in front of me, but I was in the Zone, it's especially when it all comes together, and I'm just so thankful for the week of work I've had and the boys, how much they have Never to shy away from how they felt about me After a week, as I experienced last week, that's something special. Rodgers cleared the ball with an 1:07 left-over shot by Kevin King, an illegal contact at 49ers Cornerback Richard Sherman put out a third bag that could have killed the ride and Rodgers climbed 21 yards onto his bony left Knee hit Adams for 8, and rookie Equanimeous St. Brown made an outstanding side defender for 19 minutes, followed by another Adams for 19 to score the game winner.
"This last trip there was unreal," said Crosby this dressing room has, everyone gets together again and again and tries to make sure that we have each other back. Like I said, the boys never wavered about how they perceived me as a man and a footballer. They knew that I worked really hard this week to make sure I could get through if I called this week for this game. As I said, I am tired. Glad we have the reunion week and [I’m]
The Packers start their bye week at 3-2-1 and have four of their next five games on the street, starting with the Rams and the Patriots. But at least they are emotionally high, which is partly due to Crosby.
"That's exactly how you want to see the end," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. "Honestly, I wish he had not had to score as many field goals as tonight, but yes, definitely, that was a big return for Mason and really for our football team, we needed that win."  And Crosby needed those kicks.
"This week was a grind," said Crosby, who has made 83.4 percent of his field goals since his career – the worst year of 63.6 percent in 2012. "It was one of the harder weeks of my career, just around to make sure I did not overreact, overvalued everything I really did a great job of just hooking myself up and making sure I had a good pace and I just emptied and made sure last week This week, I was passed through again, honestly said, I had a 51-yarder tonight when I went outside, I was just grateful for yet another opportunity to kick and felt really solid with my performance. "