GREEN BAY, Wis. Perhaps it's just a slump. Maybe his mechanics have been thrown off. But whatever the reason, Packers kicker Mason Crosby knows he can't be missing 32-yard field goals like he did last weekend.
That miss in Green Bay's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars was Crosby's fourth already this season, dropping his success rate to 69.2 percent. His three other misfires were all from 50-plus yards, and that's relatively understandable given the longer distance. Anything from as close as 32 yards, though, Crosby needs to add three points for the Packers every time.
"Those short ones, I obviously hate when they happen," Crosby said Thursday at his locker. "This year, I've got to take the mindset that I had four kicks that have kind of gotten away from me. All the rest, the kickoffs, all the other field goals, I felt really good with. So I've just got to eliminate those four that I've had and move forward.
"I'm disappointed about it, obviously. But not going to redo my whole a...