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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh, right, kicks a 34-yard field goal as punter Jeff Locke holds against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 1 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh obviously digs the long ball


By Chris Tomasson

St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — A kicking show began last week well before kickoff.

Blair Walsh took the field about two hours before the Vikings’ preseason opener against Oakland at TCF Bank Stadium, and booted a 69-yard field goal and made five of seven attempted between 60 and 69 yards.

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