5 biggest turkeys for the Minnesota Vikings this season

(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes
(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes /
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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Dan Bailey
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Dan Bailey /

Dan Bailey

Statistically, Dan Bailey is actually having a solid season. He’s making 88.5 percent of his field goals, hitting 15 of his 17 attempts. He hit from as far as fifty yards out and is much improved over his horrible 2018 season.

The problem with Bailey and the reason why he’s one of the Vikings’ turkeys is that he is very inconsistent. He’s kind of like that casserole your Great Aunt Beatrice brings to Thanksgiving dinner, it might be good but it looks and smells disgusting, and you just don’t know what you’re gonna get if you dig in.

That’s the problem with Bailey, just when Vikings fans think they can trust him he’ll go out and miss a routine extra point. If missing the points wasn’t enough, it’s when he misses them that hurts the most. He missed one in Detroit that kept the Vikings lead to just one score. He also missed one in Kansas City that proved to be very costly in the end.

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The Minnesota Vikings are a very good team this season but they can’t have this up and down performance from their kicker. The rest of their schedule is very tough and the Vikings could find themselves in a lot of close, low scoring games. They will need their kicker to be on his game, hitting the kicks he should be making, and definitely nailing all of his extra points.