More impressively for Walsh? He hasn't missed a single attempt from that distance -- he's 9-of-9 as of that second-quarter kick. Also, his 56-yarder tied the franchise record for field-goal distance, matching Paul Edinger's 56-yarder in 2005.
There's no question that Adrian Peterson is the Vikings' (and perhaps the NFL's) most valuable player, but has anyone else done more to keep the Vikings in the playoff race than Walsh? Through the third quarter of Sunday's game, Walsh was an amazing 32 of 35 in field-goal attempts, and 9 of 11 outdoors -- that last stat was for those who would devalue Walsh's accomplishments based on the fact that the Vikings play in a dome.