With a field goal rate greater than 88 percent, Bailey is behind only Baltimore's Justin Tucker for the best percentage in league history.
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The Vikings ended up tied with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but they really should have come out on top. After his first attempt sailed wide left, Zimmer opted to go for a two-point conversion after scoring early in the second quarter instead of bringing Carlson out to kick the extra point. He has also made 276 of 278 career PAT attempts. Carlson didn't just look bad; he cost the team a win in the final minutes.
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Walsh was let go midway through the 2016 season in favor of Forbath, whose biggest trouble was extra points. "It's hard to figure out", Zimmer said. Some people think they've "overthought" the position or that they got "too cute", but had they not made this move you'd have to think that special teams coach Mike Preifer would've been on the hot seat as well (something that could very well still be true, after the season though). "But, you know, things happen, I guess".