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Crosby Finally Putting Best Foot Forward

In ways short and long, Mason Crosby is performing like the kicker the Packers shelled out big bucks to retain during the offseason. Obviously, his 56-yard field goal opened some eyes but Crosby's strong start goes beyond one prodigious kick.

As a rookie in 2007, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby won the NFL scoring crown with 141 points. Over his next three seasons, however, Crosby never took the next step toward becoming an elite kicker. In fact, he was a below-average kicker, with his 79.5 percent accuracy as a rookie being his career high. In his first four seasons, Crosby made 78.1 percent of his field-goal attempts in a...

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