Crosby has competition for the kicker job in Green Bay after the addition of Sam Ficken, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Packers claimed Ficken off waivers from the Seahawks, giving them two kickers on the 90-man roster. The 26-year-old appeared in four games over the last two seasons for the Rams as an injury replacement for Greg Zuerlein, connecting on three of six field-goal attempts and 14 of 15 extra-point tries. As for the incumbent in Green Bay, Crosby made just 45 of 56 field goals (80.4 percent) during that same span. With a cap hit of $4.85 million for 2019, the 12-year veteran may have to earn his keep under Matt LaFleur and the new coaching staff.
Crosby did not score a point in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Lions and finished the regular season with 124 points over 16 games. Crosby bounced back from the career-low 78 points he scored in 2017 with his highest point total since 2014. He made 81 percent of the field goals he attempted and bounced back nicely after missing five attempts -- including four in one game -- over his first five contests of the season. Crosby is under contract with the Packers for two more years, making him the favorite to remain the team's kicker in 2019.
Crosby converted all three of his extra-point attempts and nailed field goals of 42, 29 and 38 yards during Sunday's 44-38 win over the Jets. Some wanted to run Crosby out of town when he missed four field-goal attempts and an extra point against Week 17's opponent, the Lions, during a Week 5 loss. He's since converted all 26 of his extra-point attempts and 19 of 21 field-goal attempts, including nine from 40 yards out or farther. He seems back on track and will likely have some revenge on his mind in the finale against Detroit.
Crosby made three field goals in Sunday's loss to the Bears. The Packers went for two on the only touchdown they scored on the day, but Crosby still returned some value in Week 16 -- particularly for those that count field-goal distance -- hitting three field goals for the first time since Week 6, all between 40-49 yards. With 112 points through 14 games, Crosby is on pace to finish with his highest-scoring season since 2014.
Crosby made two field goals and four extra points in Sunday's victory over the Falcons. Crosby reached double digits in points for the first time since Week 6, and he provided an extra boost in leagues that count field-goal distance by connecting from both 50 and 48 yards. Crosby and the Packers will next square off against a Bears team that has allowed opposing kickers to attempt just 20 field goals and 21 extra points all season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||7||6.39|
|9||11/03||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||6.44|
|12||11/24||@San Francisco 49ers||23||7.44|
|13||12/01||@New York Giants||30||8.63|