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A Great NFL Playoffs for Kickers

Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers kicks the game-winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. The game featured four 50-yard field goals. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers kicks the game-winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. The game featured four 50-yard field goals. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Kickers are grabbing a share of the spotlight in these NFL playoffs—for all the good reasons. Through eight postseason games, all 30 field goals attempted...




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