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.The Green Bay Packers kicker Solomon Thomas jersey , who had never missed three field goals in a game despite spending 12 seasons at Lambeau Field, missed four and an extra point in a 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions."I don't usually get this much attention unless I've done something really good or really bad," Crosby told a crowd of reporters after the game. "This one is unfortunately really bad."He got a small amount of redemption by making a 41-yard field goal with 2 seconds left, but his onside kick bounced directly to Detroit's Marvin Jones."This hurts a bunch," he said. "I left a bunch of points on the field for this team, and I'm disappointed. This was something I've never been a part of before and I hope to never be a part of it again."To make things even stranger, the game was played indoors at Ford Field, a kicker's paradise."This is obviously uncharted territory," he said. "It's not good that I was inside and felt great, and then this happened."In his 181st NFL game, he was wide left on a 41-yarder late in the first quarter; hit the right upright from 42 yards early in the second quarter; and missed wide right on a 38-yard attempt with 3:38 left in the first half.In the second half, he missed a 56-yarder and an extra point.None of that was enough to worry his most important teammate."Mason and I have played together for a long time Authentic Ahkello Witherspoon jersey , and I strongly believe he's one of the greatest kickers of all time," Aaron Rodgers said. "He and Robbie Gould have mastered kicking in the elements. He had a bad day today, but we still believe in him 100 percent."Crosby is working with a rookie long snapper in Hunter Bradley and a rookie holder in JK Scott, but they didn't appear to be at fault on any of the kicks. The 34-year-old kicker came into the game having made 10 of 11 field goals this season, with the only miss coming outdoors from 52 yards."I have to look at this, look at every facet of it, and then flush it," he said. "It was one of those days where it just wasn't there, but I've never had a day like that before."After the terrible first half, Crosby had to wait for his next opportunity. The Packers scored a touchdown on their first drive of the second half, but successfully went for 2 to make it 24-8.The Packers had their next chance to kick a field goal late in the third quarter when they faced fourth-and-4 from the Lions 30. Crosby jogged onto the field, but the Packers decided to go for it. Rodgers scrambled for the first down Youth DeForest Buckner jersey , setting up Green Bay's second touchdown.If Crosby had made the three medium-range field goals in the first half, the Packers could have been within 24-23 instead of trailing 24-14. The missed kicks meant Matthew Stafford's touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter gave the Lions a commanding 31-14 lead."We're going to take a long look at what happened," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We're going to be better next Monday against San Francisco."Rodgers answered with his third touchdown pass of the half to make it 31-20, but Crosby's extra point hit the outside of the left upright and bounced harmlessly wide.Needing two scores to tie, the Packers elected for a 56-yard field goal attempt on fourth-and-15 with 3:20 to play. Crosby's low kick slid to the right for his fifth miss of the day.He finally made his last attempt, ending the day with a little hope."I obviously needed to hit that one," he said. "We'll take that and move forward with it." Jim Harbaugh has coached a lot of football through the years, but one player he coached stands above the rest: Frank Gore.Harbaugh, the current Michigan coach who was Gore’s coach on the 49ers from 2011 to 2014, was talking about Michigan’s running game at his press conference in Ann Arbor this week when he changed the subject to acknowledge Gore setting an NFL record by rushing for 500 yards for the 14th consecutive season.“I feel strongly about having a good running game, which I would like to also congratulate Frank Gore, the record he set this past Sunday ,” Harbaugh said. “Frank is my favorite player of all time, that I’ve ever coached. But 14 years, each year rushing for over 500 yards, surpassing Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith, is incredible. Most of those 14 years were 1,000. . . . All respect to that accomplishment by Frank.”Gore, who topped 1,000 yards in all four of his seasons playing for Harbaugh, wrote on Twitter that Harbaugh is “one of my favorite coaches.”
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