EAGAN, Minn. — Even though he was in another country, Greg Joseph certainly felt right at home Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
The Vikings kicker thrilled the announced crowd of 60,639 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London with a career-high five field goals in Minnesota's 28-25 victory, including a 47-yarder to put the Vikings up by that score with 24 seconds left.
He added kicks of 28, 36, 24 and 46 yards, as well as an extra point that ended Minnesota's opening touchdown drive.
Joseph's performance on Sunday earned the fifth-year kicker NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, announced by the NFL on Wednesday.
Joseph's previous single-game career best of four field goals was accomplished at home against Detroit last season, where he had the game-winner at the end of regulation to lift Minnesota to a 19-17 victory.
Joseph, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to Florida and playing collegiate football at Florida Atlantic University, joined the Vikings in 2021 after being on five different teams in three years.
In his first season with Minnesota, Joseph went 33-for-38 on field goals and 36-for-40 on extra points. He is currently 8-for-10 this season on field goals and 8-for-9 on extra points.
Joseph is the first Vikings kicker to go 5-for-5 in a game since Kai Forbath in 2017 against Baltimore (6-for-6).
Joseph became the first Vikings player to win NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors since running back/return specialist Kene Nwangwu in Week 9 at Baltimore last season.