Dec 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) watches kicks a field goal against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Blair Walsh Breaks NFL Season Record For Most 50-Plus Yard Field Goals


Many people scoffed when Rick Spielman drafted Blair Walsh in the sixth round this year. But they’re not scoffing now. Walsh has vindicated Spielman by putting up a brilliant 2012 season. His accuracy has been amazing. And he’s been booting deep ones at a record pace. I mean that literally about the record pace. In the first half on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Walsh became the all-time single-season record-holder in 50+ yard field goals. Walsh drilled a 56-yarder, his ninth 50-plus-yard kick of the year. That kick also tied Paul Edinger for the longest field goal in Vikings history.

Did I mention that Walsh is a perfect nine-for-nine in 50+ yard field goals this year? Bet the Packers wish they had this guy right about now. Sorry Packer fans, had to do it. Mason Crosby, what a disaster.

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