A true outdoorsman: Vikings' Walsh embraced stepping outside
JAN 27, 6:00a ET | Brian Hall
StatsLLC: Dec 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Walsh has been awful lately.
Impact: The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot of a 68-yarder at the end of the game.
Rotowire: Dec 15 / 9:37a ET
News: Walsh missed three field goals in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He missed from 53 and 68 yards and also had a 26-yard attempt blocked. He did make both extra point attempts.
Impact: Walsh was 12-of-15 in his career from 50 yards or more in his first two seasons, but is just 5-of-9 this season. It's hard to fault him with missing a 68-yard field goal, and the blocked attempt wasn't his miscue, so we wouldn't be overly worried. However, he's now made one of his last six field goal attempts.
Rotowire: Dec 8 / 11:43a ET
News: Walsh missed two field goals, from 56 and 39 yards, but made one from 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets. He also made all three extra point attempts.
Impact: There were concerns before the season that he may have issues kicking outside of a dome with the Vikings playing outdoors this season, but he was 5-of-6 the past three weeks in cold weather. As a result, this was likely just an off week.