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Surging Crosby aims to reward Packers' patience through slump

49ers less tolerant of their kicker's struggles

9:15 PM, Jan. 9, 2013
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates making a field goal against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 30 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. It was the second consecutive game in which Crosby made both of his field goal attempts. Lukas Keapproth/Press Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates making a field goal against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 30 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. It was the second consecutive game in which Crosby made both of his field goal attempts. Lukas Keapproth/Press Gazette Media
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Even in his darkest professional hour, Mason Crosby never feared what one more missed field goal might mean for his employment with the Green Bay Packers.

While the perception in today's NFL has every kicker who's missed a field goal filling out job applications the following week, that wasn't the approach the Packers chose to take with their sixth-year kicker.

Both sides agreed, however, things needed to change. ...

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