Blair Walsh K MIN 23 hours ago

Walsh made field goals from 45 and 28 yards, but missed from 42 yards, in Saturday's preseason win over Dallas. Walsh is just 4-of-9 on field goal attempts this preseason.

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Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh signed a four-year, $14 million contract extension on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. Walsh has converted 84.5 percent of his field goals in his first three seasons in the league and was voted First-Team All-Pro in 2012. Despite a dip in field-goal percentage to 74.3 last season, Walsh hit five attempts from over 50 yards and was effective on kickoffs with 48 touchbacks. "Blair has been a vital part of our special-teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization," general manager Rick Spielman said. "His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we're excited for his future here in Minnesota." The 25-year-old is now under contract until 2019 and will be among the top-five highest-paid kickers in the NFL.

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Walsh missed three field goals in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He missed from 53 and 68 yards and also had a 26-yard attempt blocked. He did make both extra point attempts.

Walsh was 12-of-15 in his career from 50 yards or more in his first two seasons, but is just 5-of-9 this season. It's hard to fault him with missing a 68-yard field goal and the blocked attempt wasn't his miscue, so we wouldn't be overly worried. However, he's now made one of his last six field goal attempts.

Blair Walsh K MIN 9 months ago

Walsh missed two field goals, from 56 and 39 yards, but made one field goal from 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets. He also made all three extra point attempts.

There were concerns before the season that he may have issues kicking outside of a dome with the Vikings playing outdoors this season, but he was 5-of-6 the past three weeks in cold weather. This likely just an off week as a result.

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Walsh made both field goal attempts in Sunday's win over Green Bay, including a 51-yard field goal.

Walsh is kicking outdoors in his home stadium for the first time this season, but alleviated any concerns with the 50-yarder in colder weather.

Blair Walsh K MIN 10 months ago1 Comment

Walsh made all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yard attempt, in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He also made all three extra point attempts.

Walsh continues to be a weapon from long range as he's made all three 50-yard field goal attempts this season and is 15-of-18 from 50 yards or more in his career.

Blair Walsh K MIN 11 months ago

Walsh converted his only field goal attempt from 40 yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

After a shaky preseason, Walsh is 11-of-13 on field goal attempts.

Blair Walsh K MIN 11 months ago

Walsh converted one field goal attempt and one extra point attempt in Thursday's 42-10 loss to the Packers.

In a game thoroughly dominated by Green Bay, the Vikings didn't move the ball into Packers territory until the fourth quarter, so Walsh didn't have much of a chance to make an impact. The offense should be more dynamic once Teddy Bridgewater returns, but Minnesota may again struggle to find any traction against a staunch Lions defense in Week 6.

Blair Walsh K MIN 11 months ago

Walsh made 4-of-5 field goals in Sunday's 41-28 win over Atlanta.

Walsh hit a couple of short kicks, as well as one from 41 yards out, and later 55 yards away. He was shaky in the preseason, but has gone 9-for-11 so far this year.

Blair Walsh K MIN 11 months ago

Walsh made all three field goal attempts (from 25, 30 and 40 yards) in Sunday's loss at New Orleans.

After a shaky preseason, Walsh has made 5-of-6 field goals in three games. He'll face a tougher road when he plays outdoors at home this year in colder weather.