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Crosby made 88.9% of his last 45 kicks between training camp practices and games (his career average is 78%), he booted a franchise-record 56-yard field goal in Sunday’s season-opening win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Quite a turnaround for someone most fans were ready to run out of town. So how did it happen? A little soul searching, and some perspective.

ESPN: Countdown Daily Preview–BUF-GB

On the “NFL Live” set, Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi kibbutz about Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Schlereth says the game “really is a tough spot” for the Bills and noted their inability to pass downfield in their opener despite an emphasis on throwing. Bruschi predicts the Bills “will lose big.”

Packers’ special teams crew, coming off a well-rounded performance in last week’s season-opening victory at Philadelphia, must have another strong performance to prevent the nearly two-touchdown underdogs from springing an upset. The Eagles’ special teams, coached by well-respected former Bills assistant Bobby April, were thought to be considerably better than the Packers’ group, and so are the Bills, who are now coached by April’s replacement, Bruce DeHaven.

Notes: Packers are no longer the NFL’s youngest team plus Nantz update, injury news and more from Thursday.

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