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Vikings kicker Dan Bailey prepares for the worst at windy Jets stadium

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey prepares for the worst at windy Jets stadium

Dan Bailey is an NFL kicker and amateur meteorologist. Whenever Bailey is about to kick at an outdoor stadium, he spends time studying the projected weather in that city. With his Vikings facing the New York Jets on Sunday at often-windy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Bailey has been checking the weather regularly this […]
Blogging The Boys Oct 16, 2018
Brett Maher has proven the Cowboys completely right in going with him

Brett Maher has proven the Cowboys completely right in going with him

Time to give them their due, they made the right choice in swapping Maher for Dan Bailey. When teams finalize their 53-man rosters after the preseason, rarely are there total and complete surprises. Sure, every now and then a team will cut a big name that causes people to gasp a little, but it’s almost usually a move you could see coming to a certain degree. Such was not the case a few months ago when the Cowboys final 53-man roster did not feature Dan Bailey’s name at kicker. It was jarring to see Bailey’s name, but the Cowboys did have a 28-year-old rookie in Brett Maher so...
SportsDay Oct 15, 2018
DeMarcus Lawrence after another big day for Cowboys K Brett Maher: ‘He’s pretty nice’

DeMarcus Lawrence after another big day for Cowboys K Brett Maher: ‘He’s pretty nice’

ARLINGTON - Cowboys kicker Brett Maher had a tall task ahead of him when he replaced Dan Bailey in September.Maher, playing in the NFL for his first year, scored 16 points in Dallas' 40-7 win Sunday as he once again validated the decision to cut Bailey's $3.4 million hit in favor of Maher's $480,000.Maher connected on field goals of 50, 46, 32 and 55 yards, in order. He also went 4-of-4 for an extra point after each Cowboys touchdown in the 40-7 win.The 55-yarder was Maher's longest in regular season, but he kicked a 57-yard field goal in Dallas' last preseason game that helped cement the...
Daily Norseman Oct 14, 2018
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings: Second Quarter Open Thread

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings: Second Quarter Open Thread

The good guys are up by a touchdown after one quarter of play To get things started in Week 6 action against the Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half, giving the visiting team the football first. Dan Bailey’s kickoff was fielded at the goal line by Brandon Williams, and he could only return it to the 16 to set up the Cardinals’ first drive. The Cardinals couldn’t generate anything offensively, with Rosen’s pass for Larry Fitzgerald on third down falling incomplete for a three-and-out. Andy Lee came on to punt it away for...
SportsDay Oct 12, 2018
Who is Brett Maher? How a CFL trick-play master became Cowboys' replacement for Dan Bailey

Who is Brett Maher? How a CFL trick-play master became Cowboys' replacement for Dan Bailey

Four minutes, 39 seconds remained in the fourth quarter, and the Ottawa Redblacks trailed the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 30-22. The Redblacks, on this Oct. 13, 2017 game, faced a third-and-7. But the Canadian Football League grants just three downs. Brett Maher stepped in to punt. Instead, he pulled back to pass on a trick play and nailed a receiver on an out route for an 8-yard completion and first down. The Redblacks came back for the 33-32 win to clinch a home playoff berth. This arguably wasn't Maher's biggest moment as a Redblack, after he connected on six field goals to score every...
Daily Norseman Oct 12, 2018
Vikings’ NFC North Rivals: News and Notes, Week 6

Vikings’ NFC North Rivals: News and Notes, Week 6

I read up on our division opponents so you don’t have to! Week five has come and gone, and all of the Bizzaro-Football that plagued the division in the first few weeks seemed to have disappeared. Defenses that were supposed to be pretty good finally looked pretty good. Offenses that were thought to be some of the best moved the ball like they were some of the best. Referees didn’t make any didn’t make many made some really controversial calls. Kickers kicked the baaaaahhhh...nevermind. Same as it ever was. NFC North Division kickers Mason Crosby, Matt Prater and Dan Bailey...
Twin Cities Oct 10, 2018
John Shipley: Looks like Vikings won QB shuffle in a landslide

John Shipley: Looks like Vikings won QB shuffle in a landslide

As the NFL’s two worst rushing teams prepare for a titanic showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, let’s check in with the “Never Cousins” crowd. Anyone? The Vikings enter the weekend 2-2-1 and back in the postseason picture after a gut-check, 23-21 victory at Philadelphia that really wasn’t that close. Dan Bailey sealed the […]
The Viking Age Oct 8, 2018

Should Mike Priefer be on the hot seat in Minnesota?

With the offense and defense performing well for the Minnesota Vikings this season, it’s time for this special teams to step up their performance. It wasn’t long into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles that Minnesota Vikings fans fell victim to the kicker-related terrorism that’s been plaguing the team for years. Dan Bailey missed two […] Should Mike Priefer be on the hot seat in Minnesota? - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Twin Cities Oct 7, 2018
Here’s a switch: Vikings kicker’s rough start has happy ending

Here’s a switch: Vikings kicker’s rough start has happy ending

PHILADELPHIA — What started as a House of Horrors ended in surprisingly nice fashion for Vikings kicker Dan Bailey. Bailey clanged a 28-yard field goal off the left upright in the first half Sunday. A short while later, he missed a 45-yard attempt wide right. The Vikings are all too familiar with missed field goals, […]

Dan Bailey on his 52-yard field goal

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey talks about his 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter after two misses earlier in the Vikings’ win over the Eagles.
Daily Norseman Oct 7, 2018
Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: Fourth Quarter open thread

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: Fourth Quarter open thread

Heading to the final stanza, the purple hold a two-touchdown lead Holding a 17-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 action, the Minnesota Vikings kicked the ball away to the Eagles, who won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half. DeAndre Carter took the kickoff from Dan Bailey and returned it to the Philadelphia 27-yard line to set Carson Wentz and company up for their first possession of the second half. It looked like the Vikings might get another three-and-out, but Wentz found Wendell Smallwood for a big 23-yard gain into Minnesota territory at the 47-yard line,...
Blogging The Boys Sep 30, 2018
Brett Maher is making the decision to release Dan Bailey a non-factor

Brett Maher is making the decision to release Dan Bailey a non-factor

Three cheers for the man of the hour. It was, and remains to be, very difficult to understand completely why the Dallas Cowboys wanted to move on from the second-most accurate kicker of all time in Dan Bailey. Bailey has moved on, coming off of a three field goal performance for the Minnesota Vikings in a Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The Cowboys find themselves 2-2 with a brand new kicker who is sort of, kind of, actually is definitely on fire. His name is Brett Maher. Maher missed his first career kick during the season opener in Carolina, but since then he has absolutely been...
Baltimore Sun Sep 23, 2018

Ravens' 27-14 win over the Broncos by the numbers

Key numbers from the Ravens’ 27-14 win against the Denver Broncos in Week 3: 6 – Career games with at least two 50-plus-yard field goals for Ravens kicker Justin Tucker. With a pair of 52-yarders Sunday, Tucker broke a tie with the Minnesota Vikings’ Dan Bailey for the most such games in NFL history....
Blogging The Boys Sep 22, 2018
Point/Counterpoint: Are Sean Lee’s best days behind him?

Point/Counterpoint: Are Sean Lee’s best days behind him?

It has not been a great start for the General. With the departures of Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Dan Bailey, Sean Lee is now the elder statesman of the Dallas Cowboys (well, outside the seemingly ageless L.P. Ladouceur). But so far this season, Lee has not been his normally outstanding self on the field. He has missed tackles, looked a bit lost at times, and is being outplayed, or at least outproduced, by more than one other Dallas linebacker. So has the General of the defense reached the end? Is it all downhill from now, or will he rebound. Michael Strawn and I had a little debate...
ClutchPoints Sep 21, 2018
Vikings news: Dan Bailey says it was an ‘easy decision’ to join Minnesota

Vikings news: Dan Bailey says it was an ‘easy decision’ to join Minnesota

New Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey turned down a few offers before deciding to join last years NFC North champions and he said it was an easy decision. “At this point in my career . . . I wanted to, if it was possible, I wanted to somewhere that had an opportunity to win and […] The post Vikings news: Dan Bailey says it was an ‘easy decision’ to join Minnesota appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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