NFC North players are obliterating the NFL record book this weekend. Or something like that.
Sunday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings place-kicker Blair Walsh set an NFL record by kicking his ninth field goal of at least 50 yards (in his nine attempts). The kick, a 56-yard bomb that cleared the uprights with plenty of room to spare, also tied the Vikings' record for the longest kick in team history.
Walsh also has a 41-yard conversion as the Vikings have taken a 13-3 halftime lead over the Houston Texans. Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has had a relatively quiet half, with 40 yards on 13 carries, but there are only so many NFL records that can be broken in any given weekend, I'm told.
Related: Walsh probably deserves the NFC's Pro Bowl nod. He has now converted 31 of 33 field goal attempts this season.