One of the NFL’s 12 missed extra-point attempts on Sunday happened inside U.S. Bank Stadium, but newly signed kicker Kai Forbath said nothing went wrong with his side of things.
Just days after the Vikings moved on from struggling kicker Blair Walsh, they missed their fifth extra-point attempt of the season when Cardinals special teams ace Justin Bethel darted off the right edge and dove for the block.
“Operation was good,” Forbath said Tuesday. “Just came off the edge real good, [Bethel] made a great play.”
That might provide some relief for Vikings fans. One of Walsh’s misses this season was blocked, a field goal attempt against Detroit, and both kicker and coach said the kick was low.
Forbath made his other four kicks, including three extra points, during Sunday’s win against the Cardinals.
Many kickers around the league saw similar results with a missed extra point as the 12 whiffs marked an NFL record.
“I mean, it’s kind of hard to explain,” Forbath said. “You look at the percentage of kicks made, actually field goals inside that range, it’s a lot better. I don’t know if it’s mental or what’s going on around the league, but it was pretty surprising to see.”