Perhaps no one enjoyed the Green Bay Packers' bye week more than kicker Mason Crosby.
He took a family trip, giving him a chance to unwind and come back for what he hopes will be a much better second half of the season. Crosby has made only five of his last 10 field-goal tries as the Packers (6-3) prepare to play at Detroit (4-5) on Sunday.
A year ago, Crosby made 24 of 28 attempts for a career-high percentage of 85.7. This year, he is 10 of 15, a 67-percent rate that is the lowest in the NFL this season among active kickers.
To recharge, Crosby, wife Molly and their young son, Nolan, spent a few days in the Charlotte, N.C., area. A little golf, a little swimming and nothing to do with football for a bit.
''It was just nice to spend time with my wife and my son and just kind of separating from the game a little bit,'' Crosby said. ''Because the season is so long, I think you've got to do that. Making kicks, missing kicks, whatever happens, I'm going to do that either way. So it ...