A year ago this week, Jeremy Kapinos walked off the plane in Green Bay to snowy, cold conditions.
The punter kicked in four games for the Green Bay Packers last season and other than his second game in Jacksonville, Fla., the temperatures at kickoff were 3, 2 and 22 degrees.
Welcome to the NFL, cold-weather style.
With five games left in the regular season, the weather is about to turn cold, and whether the Packers, 7-4 and in the hunt for an NFC wild-card playoff berth, make the postseason could depend largely on how Kapinos, kicker Mason Crosby and the rest of their maligned special teams units perform in adverse conditions.
If it’s at all similar to how they’ve performed in relatively benign conditions so far this season, the Packers might have reason for concern. Kapinos has ranked near the bottom of the NFL punting stats. Crosby has been shaky on long field goals — and even missed a 43-yarder indoors at Detroit on Thursday.
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