A Tale Of Two Cities: Radio Play-By-Play Of Walsh's MissTo borrow from Charles Dickens, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Depending on which radio station you were listening to, Blair Walsh's missed 27-yard field goal knocking Minnesota out of the NFL playoffs sounded like either the epoch of belief or the epoch of incredulity.
Vikings Blow Fourth Quarter Lead, Miss Field Goal In Loss To SeahawksThe Minnesota Vikings outplayed the Seattle Seahawks for three quarters. But, it only took three plays for the Vikings lose 10-9 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Vikings Fans Cope With Heartbreaking LossIt was the coldest game in Vikings history, and that wasn't the most brutal part of the day. The Minnesota Vikings season ended with a last-second missed field goal and a loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks.
Loss To Seahawks Only The Latest Playoff Gut Punch For VikingsIt instantly enters the pantheon of Vikings playoff gut-punches, right on par with some of the all-timers. Kind of par for the course for this franchise. Classic Vikings.
After Missed Field Goal, Seahawks Take 10-9 Win Over VikingsBlair Walsh's 27-yard field goal try into the frigid wind for Minnesota hooked left with 22 seconds remaining, handing the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the stunned Vikings in their wild-card round playoff game in below-zero weather Sunday.
Playoffs Clinched, Minnesota Vikings Now Eyeing NFC North TitleThe Minnesota Vikings are happy to know that they are guaranteed at least one more game beyond Week 17. However, they know that a win in Green Bay on Sunday means a division title and home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikings could end up with one of three spots. Adrian Peterson is in good position to win the league’s rushing title. Blair Walsh earned NFC player of the week honors.
Walsh Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The WeekFor a team-best fifth time, Blair Walsh has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. The Vikings' kicker was honored for his role in securing Minnesota's 49-17 win over the New York Giants.
Vikings Fall To Cardinals 23-20 After Fumble In Final SecondsDwight Freeney stripped the ball from Teddy Bridgewater with 5 seconds to play to deprive the Vikings a chance at the tying field goal and the Arizona Cardinals clinched a playoff berth with a 23-20 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
Vikes Confident They Can Bounce Back After Seahawks BeatdownA physically beat-up Minnesota Vikings practiced Tuesday. They have to remember rule number one of the NFL: injuries are not an excuse; tough-minded people are the cure. "I do think this team has a lot of character, and has a lot of smart guys that … don't like to be embarrassed," coach Mike Zimmer said.
4 Reasons The Minnesota Vikings Are A Playoff TeamThe Minnesota Vikings are somewhat in uncharted territory. At the halfway point of their season, not only are they above.500 but they've put themselves into playoff contention. Here are four reasons why the Vikings are a playoff team, and why they can't be ruled out to win the NFC North.
Even With Bridgewater Out, Vikings Top Rams In OTAdrian Peterson rushed for 125 yards on 29 carries for Minnesota, helping set up Blair Walsh's 40-yard field goal in overtime that lifted the Vikings a 21-18 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left with a concussion.
Sherels, Walsh Keys To Vikings' Improved Special TeamsMarcus Sherels' 65-yard punt return for a touchdown last week earned the unheralded returner the NFC special teams player of the week award. For a Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, the honor reflects the total work of Sherels and the team's special teams during a 23-20 victory against the Bears.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings Win At ChicagoDon't look now, but the Minnesota Vikings are officially on a winning streak. Since losing a tight contest 23-20 at Denver before their bye week, the Vikings have won three straight games. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's win at Chicago.
Walsh Kicks Vikings To 23-20 Victory Over The BearsAdrian Peterson ran for 103 yards and Blair Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings Win Over Kansas CityThe Kansas City game was the first of a five-game stretch for the Vikings that feature very beatable opponents. This week, they are in Detroit, which just got its first win of the season. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's victory