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Blair Walsh makes a field goal, Vikings exhale and hold lead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-25. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

Blair Walsh can stay.

For now.

The Vikings kicker missed a 46-yard field goal early in the third quarter Monday night, but after a Xavier Rhodes interception Walsh made a 44-yarder.

The Vikings lead the Giants, 17-3. The Vikings are really good defensively and are going to need better from Walsh, who was 7-of-9 on field goals and had missed two extra points coming into Monday night.

The Giants have struggled to produce and sustain much offense against a swarming Vikings defense. The Vikings have done little in the way of spectacular but quarterback Sam Bradford has been steady, and the Vikings are about a quarter and a half from a 4-0 start.

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26 Responses to “Blair Walsh makes a field goal, Vikings exhale and hold lead”
  1. jakec4 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:30 PM

    Lip reading Zimmer calling Walsh a mother f’er after the missed kick has been the most entertaining part of this game.

  2. cribbage12 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    Yeah, but he just missed another one……Wide Left!!!!!

    Ahahahahahah……

  3. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:33 PM

    I’ll take it!

  4. tjacks7 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:34 PM

    Show me a team that could lose their starting QB a week before the season, their HOF running back, and their starting left tackle and still be the best team in their conference. The job Zimmer and Spielman have done is unbelievable

  5. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 3, 2016 10:35 PM

    It’s nice that gruden was rooting for him to make the kick so he would not get booooooed !

  6. donbat67 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:35 PM

    Looks like O dell is channeling his inner Sammy Hagar……playing like it too .

  7. skolvikes says: Oct 3, 2016 10:39 PM

    And all the Green Bay trolls hoping for a loss have been tucked in to bed.

    Good night boys. Tomorrow you can tell us all again how great you are, and how horrible the Vikings are, but we’ll be 4-0, 2 games ahead of you.

    Sleep tight.

  8. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 3, 2016 10:55 PM

    That defense is for real, no question about it!

  9. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 3, 2016 10:59 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:34 PM

    Show me a team that could lose their starting QB a week before the season, their HOF running back, and their starting left tackle and still be the best team in their conference. The job Zimmer and Spielman have done is unbelievable

    Depends…

    Playing the exceptionally weak schedule you’ve played or a ‘normal’ schedule?

  10. whiteybulgersson says: Oct 3, 2016 11:00 PM

    Thepftpoet must be going crazy in his purple dinosaur outfit.

  11. tyelee says: Oct 3, 2016 11:04 PM

    The Vikings upgrade at QB sure has made a difference and their defense is definately doing their job!

  12. packmanfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:05 PM

    skolvikes says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:39 PM

    And all the Green Bay trolls hoping for a loss have been tucked in to bed.

    Good night boys. Tomorrow you can tell us all again how great you are, and how horrible the Vikings are, but we’ll be 4-0, 2 games ahead of you.

    Sleep tight.
    —————————————————————————
    As a Packers fan I’ll sleep just fine with the knowledge that the Packers have four Lombardis. Remind me again how many the Vikings have?

    You and all other V fans really should hold off on the trash talking until you have at least one.

  13. vikingsuberallis says: Oct 3, 2016 11:07 PM

    WALSH IS A BUM!!!!

  14. frank booth says: Oct 3, 2016 11:42 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:34 PM
    Show me a team that could lose their starting QB a week before the season, their HOF running back, and their starting left tackle and still be the best team in their conference. The job Zimmer and Spielman have done is unbelievable
    ===================================
    Well, Bridgewater was below average, Kalil was one of the most maligned Vikings (by Viking fans no less), Peterson was ineffective, and the Vikings defense is great.

    Also, the conference is pretty weak. Not that the Vikings wouldn’t be a good team in a stronger conference.

  15. pftcancer says: Oct 3, 2016 11:43 PM

    He should takes notes from Josh Scoobee from last season. He’s going to be unemployed very soon if he doesn’t start making kicks….

  16. Grulks says: Oct 3, 2016 11:44 PM

    Dallas fan here:

    Vikings look legit. Weird to say that Bridgewater getting hurt was the best thing to happen to them.

  17. jtainter23 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:30 AM

    Exceptionally “WEAK” schedule. You’re kidding right? The last 3 was against the “media darling” Packers with Aaron Rodgers one of the top 3 QBs in the league…then the defending NFC Champion Panthers where we made “Superman” look like a chump, then we go against an unp and down Giants squad that arguably have the best WR Trio in the league. Please. Go home troll.

  18. deeckon says: Oct 4, 2016 8:04 AM

    Keep talking about your past packers I love it! Lol

  19. gtodriver says: Oct 4, 2016 8:31 AM

    realitycheckbaby says:

    Depends…

    Playing the exceptionally weak schedule you’ve played or a ‘normal’ schedule?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yeah, all we’ve played is two of last year’s playoff teams, one of which went to the Super Bowl.

    If the Vikings hadn’t won these four games the records of their opponents would be:

    Packers – 3 wins and 0 losses
    Giants – 3 wins and 1 loss.
    Titans – 2 wins and 2 losses
    Panthers – 2 wins and 2 losses

  20. marthisdil says: Oct 4, 2016 8:37 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:34 PM

    Show me a team that could lose their starting QB a week before the season, their HOF running back, and their starting left tackle and still be the best team in their conference. The job Zimmer and Spielman have done is unbelievable

    ==============================

    Well, it helps that half the conference are the Bears and Lions🙂

    Just be thankful that Walsh didn’t miss 1 extra FG in the GB game or the vikes might not have held on to win😉

  21. marthisdil says: Oct 4, 2016 8:39 AM

    skolvikes says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:39 PM

    And all the Green Bay trolls hoping for a loss have been tucked in to bed.

    Good night boys. Tomorrow you can tell us all again how great you are, and how horrible the Vikings are, but we’ll be 4-0, 2 games ahead of you.

    ======================

    Sorta like all the Viking trolls saying how awesome they are…

    Tell us how awesome your super bowl championships are again?🙂

  22. conormacleod says: Oct 4, 2016 9:13 AM

    packmanfan says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:05 PM
    skolvikes says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:39 PM

    And all the Green Bay trolls hoping for a loss have been tucked in to bed.

    Good night boys. Tomorrow you can tell us all again how great you are, and how horrible the Vikings are, but we’ll be 4-0, 2 games ahead of you.

    Sleep tight.
    —————————————————————————
    As a Packers fan I’ll sleep just fine with the knowledge that the Packers have four Lombardis. Remind me again how many the Vikings have?
    —————————–
    I believe three games into the season makes this a record for the Packer fans to have given up on the season and start talking about yesteryear.

  23. conormacleod says: Oct 4, 2016 9:15 AM

    Grulks says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:44 PM
    Dallas fan here:

    Vikings look legit. Weird to say that Bridgewater getting hurt was the best thing to happen to them.
    ———————–
    I wouldn’t quite go that far.

    This team was always going to be defense centric. TB looked very, very good in preseason, against other teams #1’s. So, while I’m very happy with 4-0, I’m certainly not going to say it’s because TB is gone! After all, they are 1-0 with Sean Hill as their QB this year!

  24. 345snarkavenue says: Oct 4, 2016 10:07 AM

    the question is: Did they inhale?

    if they did, Roj might be knocking on the door soon.

  25. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:26 AM

    I hope the Vikings ride this out with Walsh. He’s just on a bad streak. It happens to most kickers. No point in trying to find another kicker when new ones will probably miss just as many as Walsh has been.

  26. 440Barracuda says: Oct 4, 2016 11:31 AM

    packmanfan says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:05 PM

    As a Packers fan I’ll sleep just fine with the knowledge that the Packers have four Lombardis. Remind me again how many the Vikings have?

    You and all other V fans really should hold off on the trash talking until you have at least one.

    —————————————–

    More evidence that the past matters more to Packer fans, than the present or the future.

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