Green Bay Packers K Mason Crosby on Record Streak as He Prepares for Tampa Bay

Brooke McGeeCorrespondent INovember 18, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Mason Crosby #2  of the Green Bay Packers kicks a field goal during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Who would have thought, more Green Bay Packer players going down in the Hall of Fame in Title Town?

It’s almost a little cliché for me to keep saying how Crosby is one of my favorite Packers and that his contribution to the team is astronomical and possibly undermentioned. As the season goes on, more and more people are jumping on the Crosby band wagon, I no longer admire an underdog.

Crosby has now made 23 straight field goals in a row.

I want to say that again for emphasis:

Mason Crosby now has a 23 successful field goal streak under his Green Bay Packer championship belt. The second place position for the franchise is held at 17, executed by Chris Jacke in 1993. For the Packers, he is the best of the best for the kicking crew.

Not to remove any lime light, but there is quite a ways to go before he clinches the entire NFL record. That stands with the Indianapolis Colts’ Mike Vanderjagt at 42 straight from the years 2002 to 2004. In fact, Crosby isn’t even in the top three yet for all-time. Somehow, that just doesn’t matter when he walks out onto the field. All we can think about is one more making it in and how that one more just glorified the Green Bay Packers personal best even more.

When questioned about his current streak, Crosby credited it to hard work and practice.




“I’m not over-thinking games either,” he said yesterday. “I’m allowing the whole process to take place. The night before the game, I’ll think about it a little bit, and then game day I focus in and know I’ll need three hours of 30-second increments with sharp focus to be successful.”

Whatever it is he’s doing, so far, it’s working.

Green Bay Packer special teams head coach Shawn Slocum mentioned the longevity of Mason’s current kicking unit. In the five seasons that he has been with the Pack, Tim Masthay, holder, and Brett Goode, long snapper, have been by Crosby’s side the longest.

After Atlanta Falcons’ kicker Matt Bryant missed a field goal in Week 10 against New Orleans, Crosby now has the longest current NFL streak. All eyes will be on him when he takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, and beyond, as long as his kicks continue to be good.