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Seahawks fans unleash on former Vikings kicker Walsh after missing all 3 FG attempts wide left

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Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh (7) misses a field goal out of the hold of punter Jon Ryan (9) during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 2 / 2

SEATTLE - Twitter can be brutal. Even more so if you're an NFL kicker who gets paid millions of dollars to kick a football through a set of uprights and fail at it three consecutive times.

See: Seattle Seahawks kicker, and former Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh.

Walsh failed to convert three field goal attempts on Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Washington Redskins. The Redskins went on to beat the Seahawks in Seattle by a final score of 17-14. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday, Nov. 6 that he would not be bringing in another kicker this week to potentially replace Walsh.

But beyond the obvious result of Walsh missing three field goals was how he missed them.

Vikings fans remember all-to-well the missed kick by Walsh against the Seahawks in the first round of the 2015 playoffs that would have given the Vikings the lead late in the game, and likely, the win.

It was a 27-yard field goal from the left hash mark. Walsh pulled it to the left, eventually costing the Vikings a potential playoff victory. Ever since, the game has been referred to by Vikings fans as the "wide left" game, referring to the direction of the missed kick by Walsh.

Walsh missed all three of his field goals wide left on Sunday. And as expected, Seahawks fans took to Twitter to display their displeasure for their hometown kicker.

Ross Torgerson

Digital Reporter for Forum Communications. Native of Moorhead, Minn. Have a question or story idea? Email me at Follow me on Twitter @RossTorgerson