It didn’t take the Vikings very long to move on from kicker Daniel Carlson.  They cut the rookie kicker after he missed three field goals on Sunday, including a potential game winner at the end of overtime.

Following the move, Minnesota brought in former Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey.  He was a hot commodity following a day of missed kicks by several teams.  The Vikings landed the second most accurate kicker in NFL history.

When asked why they had cut Carlson and signed Bailey, head coach Mike Zimmer kept it simple, “Did you see the game?”

It was pretty self-evident as to why they needed a new kicker.  He cost them a win against a divisional rival.  A tie isn’t a loss, but it’s not a win either and the whole point of playing the game is to rack up those Ws. 

The NFL can be a tough league sometimes, lesson number one for Carlson, make your kicks or at least the game winner.