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Blair Walsh Named NFC Special Teams Player of Week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The news comes on the heels of Walsh's right foot supplying 19 points on a night when the temperature at kickoff was 13 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 19 points are the most in a game by an NFC player this season and vaulted him to fourth in the NFL among kickers in scoring (127 points). Minnesota defeated the New York Giants 49-17.

Walsh was a perfect 5-for-5 on field goals of 32, 52, 22, 53 and 27 yards. He also made four of the five extra points from this year's new distance of 33 yards.

Walsh is the second Vikings special teamer to win the honor this season, joining Marcus Sherels (65-yard punt return for a TD in Chicago).

It is the fifth time for Walsh to win the award (three times as a rookie in 2012 and most recently verses Green Bay Nov. 24, 2013).

The Vikings (10-5) visit the Packers (10-5) Sunday for an opportunity to win the NFC North.

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