The Green Bay Packers racked up 521 yards of offense, never punted and allowed just 264 yards, yet still lost 31-23 to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday.
The Packers dug themselves a hole, training 24-0 at halftime and they didn’t get any help from their kicker. Mason Crosby missed five kicks, four field goals and one extra point in the loss. He had field goal misses from 41, 42, 38 and 56 yards, capping off the worst kicking day of his career.
The Packers struggled on special teams aside from Crosby’s misses. On the Lions first punt, Kevin King had the ball go off his back and Detroit recovered on the one-yard line, setting up the first of two LeGarrette Blount 1-yard touchdown runs.
On the next kickoff, Ty Montgomery returned the ball 64 yards, only to have that called back when Josh Jones was flagged for holding on the opposite side of the field. [Read more…]