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It was a rough day at the office on Sunday for Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson.
A fifth-round draft pick, Carlson missed a field goal in overtime that would have given Minnesota a big win over the Green Bay Packers.
Then, when he was given a chance to redeem himself at the end of overtime and be a hero, he missed again.
— Giacomo Moccetti (@GiacomoMoccetti) September 16, 2018
As a result, the Vikings and their division rivals tied at 29 all.
While painful for Carlson, the missed kick was equally as painful for Vikings fans (and exhilarating for Packers fans).
*vikings fans after Carlson missed his 3rd field goal in a row* pic.twitter.com/F7wPcmbanD
— Robbie Cordes (@robbie_cordes) September 16, 2018
— YP🦈 (@YoungPageviews) September 16, 2018
— American Girl (@christinebolan) September 16, 2018
https://t.co/Yy6ehUpc3d This made me laugh even more bruhh hahaha
— O3m4r (@KILLIO_JALEN) September 16, 2018
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 16, 2018
— Rocket (@RuckerEra) September 17, 2018
The missed kick also dredged up ghosts of kickers past.
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) September 16, 2018
For his part, this is what Carlson had to say for himself.
— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) September 16, 2018
And here’s what one sports talk caller had to say about him …
This was EASILY the call of the week on @1500ESPN Vikings Vent Line — courtesy of @realistic_randy, who savaged the Vikings over Daniel Carlson and Laquon Treadwell. Rightfully so. pic.twitter.com/kmf9i4FoLX
— Phil Mackey (@PhilMackey) September 17, 2018