The Packers’ special teams is tough to grade. When there isn’t a very large sample size, there isn’t a ton to use for grading material. With that said, it’s nice that the special teams haven’t been out there a lot. But let’s take a look at how they have performed in limited snaps.
Mason Crosby is enjoying another efficient season. He is 8-for-8 on field goal attempts, going 7-of-7 on kicks 49 yards and in and hitting his lone 50-plus-yard field goal. He is also 16-of-17 on extra points after oddly missing one on Monday night against the Falcons. Crosby has been busy on kickoffs this season. In four games, he has had 30 kickoffs. Of those 30, 22 have gone for a touchback, a 73.3 percent rate, which is good for 13th in the league.
As previously mentioned, JK Scott has barely been on the field this year. He has had just seven punt opportunities. In fact, Scott has had so few punts this season that he doesn’t even qualify for ESPN’s punting stats.
Tyler Ervin has again provided a nice little boost for the Packers on special teams. A year ago, they were on pace to set a record, in a bad way, for return yards. Ervin is 16th in the league in yards per kick return with 19.4.
This special teams unit hasn’t been a liability this year like they have in the past, but they haven’t necessarily been game-changers like some teams in the league.