Crosby wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 15, 2010 – 12:51 pm

Packers K Mason Crosby has been named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1. Crosby also earned the honor in Week 1 of his rookie season of 2007, coincidentally against the Eagles then as well.

From the league’s press release, here’s the rundown on Crosby’s achievements in receiving the award:

  • Crosby had two field goals and three PATs in the Packers’ 27-20 win at Philadelphia.
  • He converted a 49-yard attempt in the second quarter to tie the game 3-3.
  • With the Packers leading 10-3, Crosby extended the lead with a franchise-record 56-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.  The field goal was the longest in team annals, besting the previous mark of 54 yards held by Chris Jacke, Ryan Longwell, and Dave Rayner.
  • The game marked the first of Crosby’s career with two field goals of at least 49 yards.
  • In his fourth season from Colorado, this is Crosby’s second career Player of the Week Award (Week 1, 2007).
  • Crosby joins Longwell (five) and Jacke (two) as the only kickers in team history to be honored multiple times.

Kickoff returner Jordy Nelson also was nominated for the weekly award after posting returns of 51 and 40 yards in Sunday’s game. Linebacker Clay Matthews, who had three sacks among his seven tackles, including the key fourth-and-1 stop with just under 2 minutes left, was nominated for NFC Defensive Player of the Week, but it went to Arizona S Adrian Wilson.

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