Four years ago today, all Blair Walsh had to do to overtake the Seattle Seahawks was bury a routine field goal, and he couldn't do it. The embarrassing miss ranks up there with the all-time worst executed plays in NFL history. Everything seemed perfect, but was too good to be true, with...very little reasoning behind the gaffe.
Walsh had already converted all of the Vikings nine points that game, so this was nothing short of appalling. The fourth and most important strike went wide left, with very little distance to work with. Still baffling, to this day.
The 2015 season was a career one for Adrian Peterson, who rushed for over 1,000 yards on the season, while Teddy Bridgewater looked to be the Vikings quarterback for years to come after leading them to an 11-5 record. But a lot can change in an instant, a fact further amplified by Bridgewater's devastating injury months later.
It would take the Vikings two seasons after to finally make it back to the playoffs, riding a new quarterback in Case Keenum, and with Peterson long gone.