Five things Packers must address in their bye week

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Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby
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Special teams

As I’m sure you’re very well aware, the Green Bay Packers’ special teams is #notgood. In fact, it’s far worse than that. Outside of punter Corey Bojorquez, there really is very little special about the Packers’ special teams.

The biggest issue is in the kicking game. Mason Crosby is having a nightmare of a season having missed nine field goals, a league-high, including at least one miss in each of his past four games. All nine of his missed field goals have come in the past eight games.

Against the Los Angeles Rams, Crosby had a couple of kicks barely make it on the inside of the post, before he hit the upright on a 42-yard attempt. It’s becoming a real issue for the Packers.

Punt returns have also been a major concern.

Amari Rodgers was averaging 6.6 yards per return — No. 21 in the NFL. He fumbled a punt return and left many which ended up pinning the Packers deep in their own territory. The Packers made the right call to replace Rodgers on punt returns, but veteran Randall Cobb then fumbled a return against the Rams.

Special teams cost Green Bay in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. If the team can’t put this right, it could cost them in the playoffs.