After Walsh's miss, other heartbreaking postseason kicks
The good news for Blair Walsh is that he's not alone.
OK, ''good news'' is probably too generous. There probably isn't much that can pick up the Vikings kicker right now, not after he missed a 27-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Minnesota's 10-9 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Working into the wind and with the temperature at minus-6 degrees, Walsh was given laces to kick by holder Jeff Locke and pulled the attempt well left.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called the kick a ''chip shot'' and said ''he's got to make it.''
Walsh isn't the first kicker to let down a coach and fan base during the NFL postseason, and he's not in bad company, either. Hall of Famers and career record holders have all hooked or pushed or come up short in heartbreaking fashion.
A few notables from NFL history include Jan Stenerud of the Kansas City Chiefs and Bills kicker Scott Norwood in the 1991 Super Bowl.