His performance is no fluke. Though he is just getting his feet wet in the NFL, Crosby has all the composure of a veteran kicker, and he showed it on Sunday.
Thumbs down: Veteran cornerback Al Harris said after the game that he let the coaches know that he is willing to help out in any way possible on special teams. The coaches inserted Harris as a 'jammer,' whose responsibility is to block the opposing team's 'gunner.' Unfortunately, Harris sustained a hyperextended elbow and his status for this Sunday's game at New York against the Giants is questionable. Since Harris is one of the more valuable players on defense, why risk him to an injury on special teams?
Thumbs up: Brett Favre and DeShawn Wynn combined for a signature 'Favre improv' play in the third quarter. On third-and-10 from Philadelphia's 42, Favre dropped back to pass was quickly found linebacker Takeo Spikes trying to drag him down from behind. Favre spotted Wynn a few feet away and flipped the ball to the rookie, who turned the play into an 18-yard gain to the Eagles' 24. The Packers went on to get a 37-yard field goal from Mason Crosby to tie the game at 13-13.
Thumbs down: The offensive line, which has higher expectations than last year, had trouble blocking Philadelphia's defensive front seven. Favre was sacked four times and running back Brandon Jackson didn't have a whole lot of running room for most of the game.
Thumbs up: Thank goodness for Donald Driver. The veteran wide receiver was the sole highlight of Green Bay's woeful offensive performance. Coming off a foot sprain and very little practice time, Driver led Green Bay's wide receivers with six catches for 66 yards.
He seemed to be the only receiver to get open consistently for Favre. Driver may have had one or two more catches if not for overthrows by Favre.
Thumbs down: Give Daryn Colledge an 'A' for effort, but he was flagged for a false start when he spotted an Eagles defender lined up in the neutral zone. Colledge quickly popped up, as if to block, but the officials said that he did not move fast enough to penalize the Eagles. Colledge later in the game was flagged for a false start, which definitely was his fault.
Thumbs up: Green Bay's defense will be fun to watch this season. The Packers bent at times, but only allowed one touchdown to the Eagles, whom many feel is one of the top offenses in the NFC this season. Nick Barnett had an interception, and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly made the most of his first start as a pro with two tackles and three passes defensed at the line of scrimmage.