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Notebook: Walsh unflappable under pressure

Blair Walsh (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

Rookie Blair Walsh started the game with a 54-yard field goal and was prepared to end it with another long one before Adrian Peterson made his task easier. Walsh and others talked about his ability to stay calm under pressure.

Since the Vikings drafted kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of April's draft, their confidence in his ability has grown to the point that they believe he is almost automatic. There was good reason to consider Walsh to be virtually a lock to make field goals. After all, of his 38 attempts this season, he only missed three and was perfect from 50 yards and beyond (10-for-10). The first...

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