The Green Bay Packers have to be happy with how Anders Carlson has been playing so far. He has been perfect on the season so far and has been a huge bright spot for the team. After moving on from Mason Crosby and spending a draft pick on Carlson, his up-and-down training camp left fans nervous. Now that the season has started, fans are on board with the rookie. This Monday, the Packers face off against the Raiders which is a special matchup for the fifth-round pick. His brother, Daniel Carlson, is the kicker on the other side and Anders recently talked about what this matchup will mean to both of them.
Green Bay Packers Anders Carlson Talks Facing Off Against His Brother
Many think that Daniel was the reason that the Packers took Anders so early in the draft. Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia got a great look at Daniel during his time with the Raiders and it likely led to the Packers drafting their young kicker. Anders joked in the interview about the matchup. “We’re brothers. We’re competitive. We might need to fight during pregame,” he said. Anyone who has ever had siblings knows that this is a big deal in the family dynamic but as with any family, it seems all in good fun.
Great Start To The Season
Carlson hasn’t been called upon a lot for the Packers but when he has, he has been automatic. He is 5/5 in field goals and extra points with one of those field goals being a 50+ yard one. Since the NFL backed up the extra point, those are no longer a gimme so the fact that Carlson has remained perfect is good news. Going into the season many wondered if the Packers had a problem at kicker. There are many worries about this team right now but kicker is not one of them. If the Packers have found their kicker for the next couple of decades, that is a huge win.
I’m sure much will be made about Anders Carlson facing off against his brother Daniel on Monday night. Hopefully, the Packers will be able to get the win and Anders will be able to kick a couple of field goals to show his brother that he isn’t the only talented kicker in the family.