Minnesota Vikings’ Dan Bailey misses four kicks, leaves 10 points on the table in bad dream day

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey had an awful day. Indeed, that is really underselling it.

Bailey had a historically bad day, the sort of day kickers find in their most noticeably awful bad dreams and expectations will never under any circumstance materialize.

The Vikings lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and Bailey couldn’t make a kick. Not one in the whole game.

It began in the first quarter when he missed an additional point. At that point in the second quarter he missed a 36-yard field goal, followed by a biff on a 54-yard field goal.

In the second from last quarter Bailey got a relief when the Vikings went for a two-point transformation after a score. Be that as it may, at that point he missed a 46-yard field goal.

How awful was Bailey’s day? Nobody has attempted that numerous kicks without making even one since 1961.

Dan Bailey is 0-for-3 on field goals and 0-of-1 on additional points today.

The last player with at least 3 missed field goals and a missed additional point without a make of either was John Aveni for Washington in 1961.

Bailey entered today positioned sixth (86.9%) in all-time field goal pct.

Bailey’s day was historically awful, there have been games with more misses. Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers missed four field goals and an additional point in 2018, thus did Cole Ford of the Oakland Raiders in 1997. Crosby and Ford figured out how to in any event make one kick in those games.

The Vikings lost 26-14, so those 10 points wouldn’t have won them the match. It would have made it much closer and significantly more competitive. Head coach Mike Zimmer was pretty obtuse after the game about Bailey’s future.

Mike Zimmer on the best way to deal with Dan Bailey: “At this point in time, we’re not really worried about feelings anymore.”

Hopefully, Bailey’s colleagues are giving him a great deal of certainty building comments and pep talks since he needs them. Bailey, one of the most precise kickers in NFL history (he’s as of now 6th on the all-time list of field-goal percentage), has missed seven of nine kicks in the course of the last two games.

With the 6-7 Vikings on the playoff bubble, this is the most noticeably awful an ideal opportunity for Bailey to be melting down.

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