Blair Walsh girlfriend's defends him after missed kick

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

Blair Walsh has taken plenty of heat for missing a chip-shot field goal that could have won the game for the Vikings against the Seahawks on Sunday, but he is hardly the only reason Minnesota’s season came to a close. His girlfriend wants to remind everyone of that.

After Sunday’s game, Walsh’s girlfriend Sarah Chaffee — a news reporter in Alabama — defended Walsh and pointed out that he scored all nine of the Vikings’ points.

She certainly has a point. It’s hard to excuse shanking a 27-yard field goal (even if the laces were facing in), but Adrian Peterson deserves as much of the blame as Walsh.

Peterson’s fourth-quarter fumble completely swung the game in favor of Seattle. He would have picked up a first down after catching a pass from Teddy Bridgwater, but he fumbled and allowed the Seahawks to take over deep in Minnesota territory. Peterson’s mistake essentially handed Seattle what turned out to be the game-winning field goal.

While Walsh has already been mocked with some cruel memes, we’d argue that Vikings fans should be more angry with Peterson.

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