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Vikings kicker Walsh shines

Published 12/17/2012, INFORUM

St. Louis Blair Walsh was on his way to the showers Sunday when a member of the Minnesota Vikings public relations staff stopped by with a list of record-setting accomplishments the rookie kicker had just compiled in a 36-22 victory over the Rams. The conversation took a while. Walsh set team records for field goals of at least 50 yards in a game (three) and a season (eight). He also increased his team record for kickoff touchbacks by six to 47 in 14 games. And, oh yeah, with two games left in the season, his eight 50-yarders tied the league single-season record held by NFL all-time scoring leader Morten Andersen (1995) and Lions kicker Jason Hanson (2008)

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