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HOUSTON (AP) -- Minnesota's Blair Walsh kicked a 56-yard field goal against the Houston Texans to set an NFL record with nine field goals of 50 yards or longer this season.
The rookie kicker's field goal put the Vikings up 10-3 in the second quarter on Sunday.
The record was held by two players who had eight in a season. Jason Hanson of Detroit did it in 2008 and Morten Andersen had eight in 1995 with Atlanta.
Walsh is 9 for 9 on field goals of 50 yards or longer this season. The 56-yard kick also ties a Vikings record for longest field goal. Paul Edinger had a 56-yarder in 2005.
BEST OF MAXIM
Following the reports of the heated exchange that took place
between Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and wide receiver Percy Harvin
recently, rumors are swirling that the dynamic playmaker will once again
request to be traded in the offseason, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football
In the aftermath of a report this week from Tom Pelissero of
1500ESPN.com that Harvin...
It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Houston Texans.
The team with the best record in the AFC got their hats handed to them in New England, and now they have to deal with the humiliation of getting upset by the Vikings, who not many gave a chance to win this game.
The Vikings keep their playoff hopes, while the Texans were kept from clinching home-field advantage throughout...
Well, it turns out the Mayans were wrong. The end of the world as we know it didn't occur on Dec. 21, 2012 like they thought. However, some folks prepared for doomsday just in case. One of those folks was Minnesota Vikings star Jared Allen.Watch as Allen teams up with ESPN's Kenny Maybe to bring us a behind-the-scenes look at what Allen did to get ready. The Pro Bowler built...
We here at Outside the Boxscore would like to wish all of our viewers a "Very Merry Christmas Eve" and in honor of tomorrow's Christmas holiday, we present you with probably one of the worst Christmas get-ups of all-time.
Check out this photo of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen at a "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party" and clearly, he wins the award...
With an article that feels like it was written before the game had kicked off Kelly, a sports columnist for the Toronto Star issued a scathing column with the basic premise that the Vikings were failing this season because they were relying too heavily on Adrian Peterson. The piece fails to take into account where the Vikings would be without Peterson this season (certainly not facing...
One year ago, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier approached the postgame news conference and was ready to bask in the glory of a pre-Christmas victory that snapped a six-game losing streak, even though star running back Adrian Peterson's career was in doubt following a major knee injury.
That was then.
Now, Peterson leads the NFL with 1,898 yards rushing and is only 207...
This is absolutely outstanding. A great job by the coaching staff to try and keep players loose and having fun. The NFL is a grind, and this is a great way to take some of the pressure off of these players.The defensive lineman looked like they took control of this competition, with Everson Griffen and Fred Evans stealing the show.Video via: Vikingsupdate.com
The Minnesota Vikings strengthened their once slim playoff chances with Sunday's 23-6 win on the road against the Houston Texans, one of the top teams in the AFC.
The win, after Minnesota's earlier struggles on the road this season, was unlikely, but dominating. The Vikings proved worthy of their playoff status with their most impressive win since 2009. Here's how they...
Man, he’s fast.
At the moment all eyes are on Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s most dynamic running back. Against his opponents on the ground, Peterson bursts through the seam and races down the field, then drives into the end zone. The beauty of the Vikings’ resurgence in the Twin Cities, a town where fans haven’t had much to be excited about, is because of Peterson’s...
The Vikings didn’t get a massive performance from Adrian Peterson, but they did get a big upset on the road to stay in the playoff hunt.
The Vikings activated CB Chris Cook in a series of roster moves Saturday before heading to Houston. Plus, veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams said he is still playing well and commanding double teams.
Minnesota Vikings (8-6) at Houston Texans (12-2)
The Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive last week, as they are one of many 8-6 teams in the NFC. They are long shot hopes, however. Not only do they not control their own destiny, their final 2 games are against Houston and Green Bay, two of the better teams in the NFL. Making matters worse, the Vikings are in a bad spot trends...
The Vikings didn’t get a 100-yard game from Adrian Peterson, but they still easily won the ground game thanks to an impressive defensive effort and Christian Ponder’s timely rushes. Plus, more than a dozen notes that tell the tale of the Vikings’ 23-6 win.
WIN AND IN!
Never in a million years. Never would I have thought that, this year, the Minnesota Vikings would be sitting at 9-6 on the year, guaranteed a winning record for the season (WHAT?!), in a position to play a meaningful game to get them into the playoffs in their last game of the season against their rival the Green Bay Packers, and that they would beat the Houston Texans...