Mason Crosby and the Green Bay Packers ended the first half of their 41-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings in dramatic fashion. After the Vikings’ kick Greg Joseph missed a field goal, the Packers took the ball down to field goal range. With the clock winding down, Mason Crosby and the special teams unit ran onto the field. Crosby then proceeded to nail a 56-yard field goal as the clock hit zero. As a result, the Packers went into halftime with a 24-point lead. As it turns out, Matt LaFleur was not the one who called that play. Crosby went rogue and led his unit onto the field for the kick.
Matt LaFleur Addressed Mason Crosby and the 56-Yard Field Goal Attempt
When Matt LaFleur addressed the media on Monday, he shared the hilarious story of how Mason Crosby went rogue and hit an amazing field goal:
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In the video, LaFleur explains how Crosby gave him no choice in the matter when it came to attempting the field goal. He ran out there and did it. The moment was genuinely a demoralizing point in the game for the Vikings. Joseph had missed two field goals at that point from much closer ranges, and Crosby kicked a 56-yarder like he does it in his sleep.