Did the Vikings miss the extra point?

Did the Vikings miss the extra point?

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings' kicker missed four field goals and one extra point. Over the previous two games, Bailey has missed seven kicks. While most of those misses were due to bad weather conditions or poor angles, one miss can cost your team a game. The Vikings lost 13-3 to the Chicago Bears.

The first half was pretty even back and forth with neither team really taking control. In the third quarter, the Vikings took a 10-3 lead over the Bears when quarterback Christian Ponder threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Jenkins. However, in the fourth quarter, the Bears scored three touchdowns to take control of the game. With less than five minutes left in the game, the Vikings had no choice but to turn the ball over on downs. On fourth down, punter Chris Kluwe attempted a punt from the Chicago 30-yard line, but it was blocked by the Bear defense and returned for a touchdown by linebacker Brian Urlacher. With just under four minutes left, the Vikings needed to score again to have any chance at winning, but they could only manage three points when running back Adrian Peterson failed to get into the end zone on a handoff from Ponder.

Who missed the kick for the Vikings?

Dan Bailey is a kicker. Dan Bailey of the Minnesota Vikings missed four kicks in the team's 26-14 defeat to Tampa Bay on Sunday, extending his season total to seven in the previous two weeks. The veteran kicker missed field goals of 36, 54, and 46 yards, as well as a PAT, on Sunday. It was the first time this season that he has missed three consecutive field goal attempts.

The last time a NFL player went seven straight games without a field goal was 2008 when New York Giants placekicker John Carney did so. He finished that season with 88 points.

Carney also missed four field goals in a row during that span. He made all 110 of his other attempts that year. The last time a player missed four field goals in a row was 2001 when Oakland Raiders placekicker Jeff Jaeger had such a poor outing that he didn't score any points.

Jaeger made only 39 percent of his field goal attempts that year. The average point margin of victory during those four games was 17.3 points. The last time an NFL team lost by at least 20 points while its kicker wasn't scoring any points was in 1999 when the Denver Broncos were defeated 77-73 by the San Diego Chargers. The return man for the Broncos, Michael Robinson, scored two touchdowns during that game.

How many kicks did the Vikings miss today?

Four points K Vikings Dan Bailey missed all four kicks in the Buccaneers' defeat.

The first one was from 53 yards out with 11 seconds left before halftime. The Bucs were driving and got into field goal range, but Doug Martin was stopped short of a first down on 3rd-and-1. On their next drive, they reached the Seattle 30-yard line before turning over the ball on a fumble by Mike Glennon.

In the third quarter, Bailey missed another 53-yard attempt, this time with 10 seconds left before halftime. The Bucs had another chance to win with 1:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, but again came up empty when Martin was stopped short of a first down on 3rd-and-1.

Bailey's final kick of the day was from 58 yards out with 4:43 left in the game. The Bucs were driving and got into field goal range, but once again Martin was stopped short of a first down on 3rd-and-1.

Overall, Bailey went 0-4 on field goals today. That's the second time this season he's gone 0-4. He also failed to convert any extra points during the loss.

Did the Vikings get rid of Dan Bailey?

Dan Bailey of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after missing a field goal against the Tennessee Titans in September. After dismissing veteran Dan Bailey on Tuesday, the Vikings will have a new kicker. The team announced that they have signed former Oakland Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

Tavecchio has been with the Raiders for the past two seasons after spending 2013 as their placekicker. He has made 85 of 88 field goals and all 36 extra-point attempts during that time. The 32-year-old was drafted by Oakland in 2012 after playing four years at Western Michigan. He holds the school record for most career points scored (170).

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after Tuesday's practice that he believes Tavecchio can be successful in Minnesota because of his experience kicking in Oakland. "I think it's good," Zimmer said. "He's got some of the same qualities that Kai [Virta] had. They're both strong guys who can handle themselves well under pressure."

Zimmer also mentioned that Tavecchio has some similarities to Kai Virta, who played for the Vikings from 1998-2004. Virta finished his career with the Chicago Bears after having stints with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in his career.

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