Just For Kicks: Crosby, Ryan's Big Day
Next game: NFC Semifinal
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers rookie kicker Mason Crosby enjoyed a record-setting final day of the regular season.
The first of Crosby's 10 points Sunday, the point-after kick following Grant's touchdown in the first quarter, moved him ahead of Ryan Longwell as the most prolific kicker in franchise history.
Crosby finished the season with 141 points. Longwell had 131 in 2000.
"It's awesome to finish on top," Crosby said. "It's a credit to everybody on offense because I had a lot of chances. I didn't have a numbers goal coming into the season, but this is an unbelievable number of points."
The points total also put Crosby in position to win the NFL scoring title -- surpassing the 138 points accrued by New England receiver Randy Moss, who had two touchdown catches in the unbeaten Patriots' win over the New York Giants on Saturday night.
"It's cool because I was watching that game last night, and he made it tough on me," Crosby said.
Crosby is the first rookie kicker to lead the league in scoring since Kevin Butler of Chicago in 1985.
Packers punter Jon Ryan also had a memorable day.
A week after he had a slew of kicking mishaps in blustery conditions at Chicago, Ryan boomed a fourth-quarter punt 72 yards, a career high for the second-year player.
"I'll take those any day," Ryan said. "I just wanted to put last week behind me. I felt I hit the ball really well today."
Ryan's 72-yarder was the longest punt by a Packer since Sean Landeta had one of the same distance Sept. 20, 1998, at Cincinnati.
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