Crosby Misses Seldom-Used Free Kick FG
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed an attempt at the longest field goal in NFL history on a free kick to end the first half of today's game with the Lions.
With Green Bay leading 14-7, Packers punt returner Will Blackmon called for a fair catch as time expired at the Green Bay 41. That allowed the team to try the free kick.
But Crosby's 69-yard effort from the hold of Matt Flynn bounced just short of the base of the goal post.
The seldom-used rule allows a receiving team the option to put the ball in play by a snap or a free kick with the defense at least 10 yards off the line of scrimmage.
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