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Mason Crosby's miss in first quarter ends playoff-record FG streak

(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
ATLANTA -- Mason Crosby's NFL-record streak of 23 straight successful field goals in the postseason came to an end exactly where it started.

The Packers kicker missed wide right from 41 yards on the Packers' opening offensive drive in the first quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons, who went on to rout Green Bay 44-21 to reach the Super Bowl.

Before that, Crosby's last miss in a playoff game came at the Georgia Dome in the 2010 playoffs.

His miss also was the first missed field goal attempt this postseason, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Crosby sent the Packers into the NFC title game with a 51-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Dallas Cowboys in last week's divisional-round game.

Crosby's record streak of postseason field goals ends at four more than David Akers, next on the list after he made 19 straight attempts from the 2004-09 postseasons.

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Mason Crosby's NFL-record of 23 straight made field goals in the playoffs comes to an end when he misses a 41-yard attempt, the first missed field from anyone in this season's postseason.

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