Anyone who watched the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys must know that kicker Mason Crosby extended his own record, to 23, for most consecutive field goals made in NFL playoff games. When doing the most pressure-packed football maneuver, and in the most pressure-packed games, Crosby is the best kicker there is.
The streak began in the 2010 postseason (the year 2011, actually), when Crosby made the final two of three kicks against the Atlanta Falcons, and then two games later made his only kick in the Super Bowl victory.
He followed up with two made field goals in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 postseasons, then seven in the 2014 playoffs, four in the 2015 playoffs, and three so far in the 2016 playoffs.
Along the way he’s made two kicks from 19 yards or less, five from 20-29, seven from 30-39, seven from 40-49, and two from 50 or more yards. Those last two kicks came against Dallas on Sunday – from 56 and 51 yards.
Crosby was an All American when playing for the Colorado Buffaloes, prior to being drafted in the sixth round in 2007. Count this as one of GM Ted Thompson’s earliest draft successes… and don’t let the gray hair fool you – he’s only 32.