Mason Crosby didn’t knock on any wood. He’s confident enough in his preparation that he’s not worried about jinxing himself.
Nevertheless, the Packers kicker enters the playoffs having made 20 straight field-goal attempts in the postseason, the longest such streak in NFL history. Crosby made a pair of field goals in last year’s NFC Divisional round game at Arizona, breaking David Akers’ record of 19. Although Crosby hasn’t had a ton of clutch-kick opportunities, he did force overtime in the 2014 NFC Championship Game after the Packers’ collapse in the final three minutes, drilling a 48-yarder with 14 seconds left in regulation after the Packers blew a 16-0 lead. Crosby was 5-for-5 in that game.
“Obviously, it’s a good run. It’s something I plan on continuing,” said Crosby, who finished the regular season having made 26 of 30 field goals and 44 of 47 extra points. “Every time we get in the playoffs it’s that one-game season. Every kick matters. Every situation that we’re in has a heightened sense of importance. And (I) just go out there focused, detailed, do the work leading up to and then go and execute on game day. That’s all you can control at this point.”