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After Walsh's miss, other heartbreaking postseason kicks

The good news for Blair Walsh is that he's not alone.

OK, "good news" is probably too generous. There probably isn't much that can pick up the Vikings kicker right now, not after he missed a 27-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Minnesota's 10-9 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Working into the wind and with the temperature at minus-6 degrees, Walsh was given laces to kick by holder Jeff Locke and pulled the attempt well left.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called the kick a "chip shot" and said "he's got to make it."

Walsh isn't the first kicker to let down a coach and fan base during the NFL postseason,...