- ATL 8; 21 yard return (ATL 29)
- Touchback; *GB Penalty* (ATL 30)
- Extra points: 3/3
- Field goals: 1/1 (Made: 29)
After a bad ending to his Week 7 performance where he not only had a field goal blocked (his first miss of the season) but also missed an extra point (his first PAT miss since the rule changes at the start of 2015 moved the ball to 33 yards away), Crosby had a relatively quiet return to form.
His kicking went back to his usual reliable ways, with him tapping in all three of his extra point attempts to go along with a short field goal right before halftime. He could have had a shot at another towards the end — which would have likely been his first attempt of the year from 50+ yards away — but his offense was unable to get him close enough to even have the opportunity to try and steal away the game.
As for his kickoffs, he performed as expected. He had four touchbacks out of five kicks (the penalty on the 3rd kickoff was not due to him), with only one seeing any sort of return. The one which was returned was a planned short kick, arriving inside the Atlanta 10; the eventual return wasn’t great for Green Bay, but that says more about the coverage on the play than Crosby.
All in all, a nice day from the reliable leg of Crosby. It’s just too bad he wasn’t given the chance to turn it into a game-winning one.