The Vikings’ kicker “competition” is probably already over

#1 von huangjian123 , 30.11.2018 07:05

In Saturday night’s 42-28 victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the Denver Broncos , the Vikings may have already gotten a winner in the kicking “competition” that doesn’t actually exist, and probably never did.The Vikings had a bit of a different setup last night for their kickers, as veteran Kai Forbath exclusively handled kickoff while rookie Daniel Carlson handled all of the extra point and field goal work.Both men handled what they were asked to do very well. Forbath had eight kickoffs on the evening, with six of them going for touchbacks. Carlson was equally impressive, hitting all four of his extra points and making two field goals, one of which was a 57-yard bomb that he crushed with room to spare.We’ve been told this offseason that there was going to be a kicking competition between Forbath and Carlson, but honestly. . .I think that, deep in our heart of hearts, we know that’s not true. The Vikings not only drafted Carlson this past April, but traded up in order to secure his services. Forbath, on the other hand, signed a one-year deal this offseason that had very little guaranteed money Womens Eric Kendricks Jersey , so it wouldn’t hurt the Vikings to cut him loose.Kai Forbath has performed ably for the Vikings since he was signed to replace Blair Walsh in the middle of the 2016 season. However, the kicking competition in Vikings training camp was over the minute that Daniel Carlson’s name was called on draft day. Barring some sort of an injury, Carlson is going to be your kicker for the purple this season.Five Good Questions with Buffalo Rumblings We’re less than 48 hours away from the Minnesota Vikings’ second home game of the season, as they will host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings and Bills haven’t played since 2014, and the Bills haven’t come to Minnesota since 2010 when they played in the last game at the Dome before the roof caved in. So, you know, that’s their fault.(Okay, not really.)As is our wont, we got an opportunity to sit down and exchange some questions with the folks from Buffalo Rumblings, SB Nation’s home for everything relating to the Buffalo Bills. I exchanged these questions with Corey Giacovelli, and you can see the answers I had to the questions he sent me over at BR by clicking this link here. Here are the questions that I sent to Corey, along with his responses. Enjoy!1) Last year Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , the Bills snapped the longest post-season drought in the league, making it back to the playoffs after a 17-year absence. This year. . .well, with all due respect to you guys, they’ve looked bad thus far. How did it drop off so quickly for you guys?2) One of the strangest stories of last season was the Bills’ treatment of quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor appeared to be a relatively solid quarterback, but the Bills seemed reluctant to commit to him, and now he’s in Cleveland. Can you provide any insight as to why that whole thing happened?3) With Taylor officially out of the picture, the Bills initially started with Nathan Peterman at quarterback, but quickly turned to first-round pick Josh Allen. In Allen’s first start, what did you see that encouraged you and what did you see that worries you going into Sunday?4) Do you think that Sean McDermott’s job is in any sort of jeopardy, or did the playoff appearance last year generate enough goodwill to help him weather what looks like it could be a rough year in Buffalo?5) Give us one player on each side of the ball that Vikings fans might not immediately know that you think could make a difference for the Bills on Sunday.Thanks again to Corey for taking the time to answer our questions about this week’s game. We’ll have more about Sunday’s contest as we get closer to kickoff.

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