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Steady Blair Walsh garners NFC special teams player of the week nod

Blair Walsh AP

After scoring the majority of the Vikings’ points in a 26-26 tie in Green Bay, kicker Blair Walsh earned NFC special teams player of the week honors from the NFL on Wednesday.

Walsh connected on all four field goal attempts (29, 35, 36, 47 yards), hit two extra points and forced touchbacks on 5-of-8 field goals as Minnesota tied its division rival at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

A second-year pro from Georgia, Walsh has followed his Pro Bowl season of 2012 with another sparkling campaign. He has connected on 19-of-21 field goals in 2013, including 10 in a row entering Sunday’s game vs. Chicago.

A sixth-round pick in 2012, Walsh has converted 54-of-59 field goals (91.5 percent) in his regular-season play for Minnesota.

Walsh, 23, is now a four-time winner of the NFC’s weekly special teams award.

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11 Responses to “Steady Blair Walsh garners NFC special teams player of the week nod”
  1. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 27, 2013 11:00 AM

    This is the man the Packers can thank for knocking them out of the playoffs.

  2. stellarperformance says: Nov 27, 2013 11:07 AM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Nov 27, 2013 11:00 AM
    This is the man the Packers can thank for knocking them out of the playoffs.
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    Did I miss something? When did that happen? As far as I know, the Packers aren’t out of it yet. This sounds like wishful thinking on the part of a Viking fan. Am I right? Come on……..am I?

  3. viper0290 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:35 AM

    This is the same guy that shanked the extra point against Dallas that would had put the vikings up by 4, instead leaving them up by 3. Dallas ended up scoring a Touchdown to win, but that could have had a major impact in that game.

  4. orangepeanut28 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:41 AM

    No no no…it will be Cutler and Stafford that knock the Packers out of the playoffs.

    Blair was just the only person scoring any points last Sunday for the Vikings, so he is the kicker the hapless Packers could not muster more than a tie against at home.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:58 AM

    It’s going to be hard to rebuild around a kicker.

  6. GenXJay says: Nov 27, 2013 11:59 AM

    i guess one could say that cheese bay “got the boot” from any playoff contention.

  7. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:19 PM

    We’re actually building around Harrison Smith, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matt Kalil and Xavier Rhodes. Blair Walsh was a perk in the draft and is a cornerstone of our special teams for the next 15-20 years. Still looking for that QB to go with great young talent.

    We’re building a good team and trying to find that franchise quarterback.

    We’re not trying to field a terrible team that depends on its overrated QB to bail them out every week cause the team is all about him and could barely reach a tie with a 2-8 team thanks to bogus pass intererence calls that kept drives alive late in the 4th quarter to erase a 16 point deficit.

    Cordarrelle catches two passes and we win against a hopeless and fatass fanbase.

  8. jawslsp says: Nov 27, 2013 12:30 PM

    Great week for Blair but let’s not forget Steve Weatherford had one of the best punting performances ever. Two 65+ yard punts is a whole lot more impressive than 4 regular field goals and a few touchbacks.

  9. glennsyank13 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:27 PM

    His range inside the 10, however, is a bit off.

  10. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 27, 2013 1:32 PM

    stellarperformance says:Nov 27, 2013 11:07 AM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Nov 27, 2013 11:00 AM
    This is the man the Packers can thank for knocking them out of the playoffs.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    Did I miss something? When did that happen? As far as I know, the Packers aren’t out of it yet. This sounds like wishful thinking on the part of a Viking fan. Am I right? Come on……..am I?
    _______

    I was looking into my crystal ball to predict that the Packers would not make the playoffs, and my fervent hope is that they will lose the division title by half a game. So you better start winning.

  11. sadviking says: Nov 27, 2013 3:02 PM

    This guy’s leg is so strong, he is apparently getting touchbacks on field goals now too….

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