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Dan Bailey Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Eagan, Minn. (October 9, 2019) – Vikings K Dan Bailey has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the New York Giants in Week 5.

Bailey was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points against the Giants. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy scored 14 points last week, his highest total as a member of the Vikings. Bailey tied Ravens K Justin Tucker and Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez for the most among all specialists in Week 5. The ninth-year pro connected on field goals of 31, 48, 32 and 45 yards at New York and is now 7-for-8 (87.5%) on field goals in 2019.

The NFC Player of the Week award is the fourth of Bailey’s career, with the previous three coming as a member of the Cowboys.

The Vikings have had 17 different players claim 19 total NFC Player of the Week Honors since Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s hire in 2014.

VIKINGS NAMED NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK UNDER ZIMMER

Defensive

Anthony Barr, LB

2014, Week 8, at Tampa Bay

Special Teams

Adam Thielen, WR

2014, Week 13, vs. Carolina

Special Teams

Marcus Sherels, PR

2015, Week 8, at Chicago

Defensive

Linval Joseph, DT

2015, Week 9, vs. St. Louis

Defensive

Terence Newman, CB

2015, Week 10, at Oakland

Special Teams

Blair Walsh, K

2015, Week 16, vs. NY Giants

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2015,Week 17, at Green Bay

Defensive

Eric Kendricks, LB

2016, Week 1, at Tennessee

Offensive

Stefon Diggs, WR

2016, Week 2, vs. Green Bay

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2016, Week 3, at Carolina

Defensive

Xavier Rhodes, CB

2016, Week 11, vs. Arizona

Offensive

Special Teams

Sam Bradford, QB

Kai Forbath, K

2017, Week 1, vs. New Orleans

2017, Week 7, vs. Baltimore

Defensive

Defensive

Harrison Smith, S

Harrison Smith, S

2017, Week 16, at Green Bay

2018, Week 1, vs. San Francisco

Defensive

Danielle Hunter, DE

2018, Week 9, vs. Detroit

Offensive

Dalvin Cook, RB

2018, Week 15, vs. Miami

Defensive

Anthony Harris, S

2019, Week 1, vs. Atlanta

Special Teams

Dan Bailey, K

2019, Week 5, at NY Giants

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