Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. File/Press-Gazette Media
The art of field-goal kicking has drastically improved in the NFL over the past 11 years to the point the league average for a kicker has swelled to around 84 percent.
In 2001, the NFL had seven kickers fail to eclipse the 70-percent threshold after attempting at least 20 field goals during the season.
Since then, it's happened only on 12 other occasions. ...