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    Robert Smith had some unscheduled dental work done by David Dixon Every once in a while Minnesota Vikings Hoodie , social media shows that it can (sometimes) be used for good rather than evil. One of those times came today during an exchange between former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith and a fan.The fan had expressed that he had “retired” his Robert Smith jersey some time ago, and was looking for one to replace it. He apparently settled on one from recent Vikings history with the selection of guard David Dixon. Smith, who the fan had tagged in his tweet, appreciated the choice, and then threw in something that I hadn’t previously been aware of.In 1998, the Vikings won a squeaker over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field by a final score of 31-28. (They even trailed 21-10 at halftime before running off 21 straight points in the second half to take the lead.) Smith had the touchdown that opened the scoring in that game Youth Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , as he scored on a 67-yard screen pass in the first quarter to give the Vikings a 7-0 lead. I’m not sure if he and Dixon were celebrating that touchdown and got his teeth knocked out or if it was on another score. . .Smith doesn’t really specify.I’ve got to say. . .if big ol’ David Dixon hit you in the face, the odds of you losing a couple of teeth would be pretty good. Robert Smith was no different, it appears.It is nice to see a story on social media that you might not have been privy to before. I’m not sure if Smith has ever elaborated on this anywhere else, but this was the first time I had heard this story.Let’s talk about Daniel Carlson I am calm.Ok, so the Vikings tied the Packers today, 29-29. A lot of things happened in that game http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com , and we’ll have lots of coverage of it throughout the week. But here, we’re gonna talk about kicking.Daniel Carlson, the Vikings’ rookie kicker, missed all three of his field goal attempts in this game. Two of those misses came in overtime. The final play of the game was a missed 35-yarder, two yards longer than an extra point. So we can add 35 to 38 and 27 as field goal lengths that are forever cursed for the Vikings.It was a disaster. In what was already an uneven game for the Vikings, Kirk Cousins was magnificent and did enough to give his team the win. But Minnesota Vikings T-Shirt , as is always the story with the Vikings, kicking got in the way. After the game, there were already calls for Carlson’s head. I’ve seen lists of free-agent kickers, many of which have former Cowboy Dan Bailey at the top. Before he got cut before this season, he’d been one of the league’s most consistent kickers.But, before we get ahead of ourselves Minnesota Vikings Hats , remember this: Carlson is a rookie. The Vikings actually traded up to get him in this year’s draft, taking him in the 5th round. That made him the highest picked kicker in the draft. He then beat out Kai Forbath for the starting job, but also struggled through the end of the preseason. Blair Walsh even got another chance after The Thing We Don’t Talk About happened.Kickers have derailed the Vikings too many times in the past. This is a team that we all expect to contend for a Super Bowl, but that won’t happen without a serviceable kicker. So, without further ado…are you done with Carlson? Should the Vikings call Bailey or Forbath and move on? Or does he deserve another chance?

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