By Michael Preston
It was a busy day at the Edward Jones Dome for Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh. He kicked five field goals in the Vikings 36-22 win over the St. Louis Rams, but it was his second one that might have been the most important to him personally. The field goal not only gave the Vikings a 27-7 lead, it pushed Walsh past Randy Moss' rookie record for points scored by a Vikings rookie with 107 points on the year. Walsh ended the day with 116 points for the season.
The sixth round draft pick out of Georgia also tied an NFL record for most 50-plus yard field goals in a season with eight, a mark he shares with Jason Hanson and Morten Anderson.
Wlash will get two chances to continue to add onto his franchise record with the Vikings closing out the season against the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers in the next two weeks.