Possibly the most underrated kicker in the NFL, Mason Crosby reminded everyone just how good he is as he kicked a 51-yard game-winner for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
A fitting end to a thriller at Levi’s Stadium, Crosby capped off a miracle six-play drive that saw the Packers march 42 yards down the field in just 34 seconds, leaving just enough time for Crosby to work his magic.
Here is the moment Crosby sent the Packers to a huge victory over the 49ers.
For the Packers, Levi’s Stadium has been the home of some crushing losses in recent years. After watching a 17-0 lead crumble, it felt like another painful memory was about to take place.
When Jimmy Garoppolo found Kyle Juszczyk for the go-ahead touchdown with only 37 seconds remaining, it felt a little too tall of a task for even the reigning MVP. The Packers had to get into field goal range with little over half a minute left and no timeouts.
Aaron Rodgers kicked off the drive with a 25-yard connection in the middle of the field to Davante Adams. After a spike and incompletion, Rodgers found — you guessed it — Adams again for a 17-yard completion. With the ball at the 49ers’ 33-yard line, there was just enough time to hurry to the line and spike the football one more time.
On came Crosby. And as he does just about every time, he stepped up and made it look easy.
Justin Tucker might take the headlines for his record-setting 66-yard game-winner in Detroit earlier in the day, but Crosby deserves a ton of praise for remaining ice cool in such a huge moment.
The Packers hand the 49ers their first defeat in what could turn out to be a crucial victory later on in the year.
A huge performance by Green Bay, and ended perfectly by Crosby.