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Here's the kicker the Vikings hope is better than Blair Walsh

Whew! Kai Forbath made 19 straight extra points last season. He must be really good.
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Blair has been kicked to the curb and his replacement, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero, is former Redskins and Saints kicker Kai Forbath.

Most importantly: Forbath can make extra points. He was 34-35 last season on extra points, which was the first season the NFL backed them up from 19 yards to 33 yards.

Kind of scary: Forbath was just 10-of-15 on field goals last season. Walsh, this season, was 12-of-16.

But this is kind of cool. Forbath was teammates with current Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott and punter/holder Jeff Locke at UCLA. Here's a closeup of his face in case you see him sometime.

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