The Vikings re-signed Bailey on Thursday, Lindsey Young of the team's official site reports. Bailey was hit-and-miss in 2018, connecting on 21 of 28 field-goal attempts, but his accuracy returned last season when he went awry on just two of his 29 such kicks. Overall, he ranks fourth in NFL history with a 93.1 percent success rate on field goals, so he should continue to remain a viable kicker option in support of a Kirk Cousins-led offense.
Bailey made all four field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try during Week 17's win over the Bears. Bailey wraps up the 2019 campaign having played all 16 contests, converting 27 of 29 field-goal tries and 40 of 44 extra-point attempts in that span. The 31-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020, though the Vikings could have incentive to bring him back, coming off a reliable season.
Bailey hit all four field goals and three of four extra-point tries in Sunday's 39-10 win over the Chargers. The Vikings poured it on, and Bailey attempted four field goals for the third time this season. He was good from 26, 44, 38 and 27 yards, as he continues to be perfect from under 40 yards this season. The 31-year-old has also drilled all four kicks from beyond 50 yards, but his struggles with extra points -- 34 of 38 -- continue to follow him. Bailey will look to have a clean outing in Week 16 against the Packers to try keeping the team's NFC North dreams alive.
Bailey made both field-goal attempts and two extra points in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Lions. Bailey connected on tries from 27 and 50 yards, extending his streak to 10 straight field goals, although he missed a pair of extra points during that stretch. Overall, the 31-year-old has been superb this year, converting 18 of 20 attempts (90 percent), and he'll look to keep it rolling on the road in Week 15 against the Chargers.
Bailey made his only field-goal attempt but missed one of his four extra-point tries in Monday night's 37-30 loss to the Seahawks. Bailey converted from 47 yards on his field goal but went wide left on his final extra-point effort, leaving the Vikings behind by four at a crucial time in the fourth quarter. Through 12 games, Bailey has now compiled 81 points, placing 15th among kickers league-wide.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Green Bay Packers||21||7.39|
|8||11/01||@Green Bay Packers||21||7.39|
|14||12/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||9.75|
|16||12/25||@New Orleans Saints||8||6.47|