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Vikings kicker Walsh sets NFL record

Image (from left to right): Chris Kluwe & Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings (© Patric Schneider
Blair Walsh, right, set an NFL record with nine FGs of 50 yards or longer this season.
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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.

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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.

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