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Minnesota Vikings place kicker Dan Bailey misses four kicks in loss against Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings place kicker Dan Bailey entered Sunday ranked sixth in NFL history with an 86.9% field goal percentage. 

In a 26-14 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bailey missed all of his four kicks, which included three field goals and an extra point.

That accounts for 10 total points left off the board. Minnesota had been trailing by nine points prior to a Buccaneers score that directly followed Bailey's last missed field goal.

Bailey's first miss was an extra point early in the second quarter. He then failed on a 36-yard attempt and a 54-yard try later in the same quarter. His final miss was a 46-yard attempt that came midway through the fourth quarter.

Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey (5) misses a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Kim Klement, Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Bailey missed two extra points and a field goal last week, though his 23-yard field goal won the game in overtime.

He is now 12 for 18 (66.7%) this season on his field-goal tries and is 27 of 31 (87.1%) on extra points.

Dan Bailey is 0-for-3 on field goals and 0-of-1 on extra points today.

The last player with at least 3 missed field goals and a missed extra point without a make of either was John Aveni for Washington in 1961.

Bailey entered today ranked 6th (86.9%) in all-time field goal pct. pic.twitter.com/up97NQfTjK

With the loss, the Vikings (6-7) slid out of the NFC's seventh seed, the final spot in the playoff picture, with only three games left to play.

Bailey, a 10-year NFL veteran, has also kicked for the Dallas Cowboys, where he earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2015.

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