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Take It Easy On Minnesota Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh – #LayOffTheKicker

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 11, 2016

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10 Fun Facts About Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh

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Blair Walsh has been one of the better kickers in the NFL during his short career and has done a lot that both he and Vikings fans can be proud of.

Here is a look at 10 fun facts about the kicker of the Minnesota Vikings, Blair Walsh.

Big Time!

In high school, Blair Walsh twice made field goals from 59 yards away.

Impressive!

Coming out of high school, Blair Walsh was named All-USA First Team by USA Today and a top-5 kicker in the country by ESPN.com.

Everyone Needs A Nickname

While in college at the University of Georgia, Blair Walsh’s nickname was the “Athens Assassin”.

The History Of That Number

Blair Walsh wears jersey number 3 for the Minnesota Vikings. Other Vikings players who have worn that number over the years include Rhett Bomar, Jeff George, Rich Karlis, Eddie Murray, and Jan Stenerud.

What A Debut!

In rookie Blair Walsh’s very first game with the Vikings in 2012, a three point win over the Jaguars, he went four for four on field goal attempts, making three in the fourth quarter and then the game winner in overtime.

10!

As a rookie in 2012, Blair Walsh made 10 field goals from 50 yards away or more.

Three Times?

Blair Walsh was named the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week three times during his rookie season in 2012, in weeks 1, 15, and 17.

Tough Guy!

In a 23-20 Vikings win over the Bears in 2013, not only did Blair Walsh win the game with a field goal in overtime, he was also credited with his first career NFL tackle. It happened on the last possession of the game, he kicked the ball off and it was returned by Devin Hester for 57 yards before he was tackled by Walsh, eventually sending the game into overtime.

Overtime Victims

The first four teams Blair Walsh would kick overtime field goals against for the win were the Jaguars, Packers, Bears, and Rams.

Two Left To Go

As of 2016, the only two NFL opponents Blair Walsh had not made field goals against were the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.

Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on September 16, 2015

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Adrian Peterson First Ten NFL Touches – Infographic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on September 24, 2014

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5 Fun Facts About Adrian Peterson of the Vikings

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on September 14, 2014

Adrian Peterson is known as one of the best running backs in football. He earned this reputation too, successfully moving the ball in open spaces and through traffic while the talent level around him has sometimes been very good and sometimes… well, not so much. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great running back.

The First Time

The first time Adrian Peterson touched the ball in the NFL was not on a rushing attempt or a pass reception. It happened against Atlanta in Week One of the 2007 season when he returned the opening kickoff 22 yards.

Long Distance Caller

As a rookie in 2007, Adrian Peterson scored 13 touchdowns. Four of those were from 60 yards or more away.

A New Record!

In a win over the Bears in 2007, Adrian Peterson ran the ball 20 times for 224 yards. This set a new single game rushing record for the Vikings, breaking the old record of 200 yards that Chuck Foreman ran for in a 1976 win over the Eagles.

3 TDs… 3 QBs

The first three TD receptions caught by Adrian Peterson in the NFL were thrown to him by three different quarterbacks: Tarvaris Jackson, Brett Favre, and Christian Pronger.

Ouch!

#5 – The worst game of Adrian Peterson’s career came in a Vikings win over the 49ers in 2007 when he carried the ball 14 times for three yards and no scores.

Five Fun Facts About The Minnesota Vikings

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on July 22, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings have a rabid fan base and have always done a fairly good job at putting a competitive team on the field and putting on a great show for the fans there. The Vikings, like most professional teams, have had there ups and downs over the years, but they have always tried to the best of their ability to treat their fans to a great show. Here is a look at five fun facts about the Minnesota Vikings

The First One Ever

The first regular season NFL touchdown ever scored in the history of the Minnesota Vikings franchise came in a 37-13 win over the Bears in the team’s very first game ever. It happened on a 14 yard pass in the second quarter from Fran Tarkenton to Bob Schnelker.

100 Yard Games

Cris Carter had 42 100 yard receiving games during his career. Two of them came with the Philadelphia Eagles and 40 of them with the Vikings. The most yards he had in any one game was the 168 yards he racked up on nine catches in a 13-7 Vikings win over the Dolphins in 2000.

Next!

The 1990s saw the Vikings try out a number of different people at quarterback. In fact, during the 10 years that make up that decade there were six different players who would lead the team in passing. Rich Gannon was the leading passer on the team from 1990 to 1992, Jim McMahon led the team the next year in 1993, and Warren Moon then led the team in passing in 1994 and 1995. Brad Johnson took over from there, leading the team in passing in 1996 and 1997, followed by Randall Cunningham in 1998, and finally Jeff George in 1999.

1,000 Seems Like A Lot!

The first team that Adrian Peterson would pile up a total of 1,000 or more rushing yards against during his career was the Green Bay Packers.

Drafted Twice?

The first nationally known star player the Vikings had was a quarterback named Fran Tarkenton who would go on to make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Minnesota drafted Tarkenton in the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft. He was also drafted that year in the 1961 AFL Draft in the fifth round by the Boston Patriots of the American Football League.

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