The Minnesota Vikings were not expected to win very many games this season, but they have still played surprisingly well in some aspects while underachieving in others. Rookie kicker Blair Walsh, the two-minute offense and running back Adrian Peterson are pleasant surprises while the pass rush, two-minute defense and downfield passing attack are disappointments.
The Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to be the only undefeated team in the division after two weeks. A last minute loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium makes tied with all three other NFC North teams atop the division.
It didn’t take long for rookie kicker Blair Walsh to make an impression on his Minnesota Vikings teammates.
The Minnesota Vikings reported no significant injuries and that the players forced out of last week’s game returned to practice this week. Injuries will play a factor in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2012 season with one of the youngest teams in the league. It has 10 rookies, including eight of its draft picks, one signed as a free agent and one claimed off waivers. The five that played on Sunday made good contributions to the win.
After having a large part in the Minnesota Vikings season opening win over Jacksonville on Sunday, kicker Blair Walsh received quite the honor Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings started the new season in a good mood. Positive feelings can be just as important for revitalizing a team as bringing in better players.
The Minnesota Vikings received a big boost as star running back Adrian Peterson returned just nine and a half months after tearing his ACL. Peterson not only returned, but started and received the bulk of the carries. However, the hero of the game for the Vikings was rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who made a 55-yard field as time expired to send the game to overtime. He then added the game-winning on the opening drive of the extra period.
His left knee fully healed, Adrian Peterson ran hard for Minnesota. Rookie Blair Walsh’s leg handled the rest.
The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.
Blair Walsh has made most of his field-goal attempts in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, including several from 50-plus yards.
Blair Walsh says he would’ve enjoyed meeting Ryan Longwell. He surely would’ve benefited from learning from the 16-year veteran, too.
Rhett Ellison wasn’t even watching the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings came on the clock for the second time in the fourth round.
The Minnesota Vikings selected North Carolina State linebacker Audie Cole with their first pick of the seventh round.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of the NFL draft.