7 Other Memorably Heartbreaking Missed Playoff KicksThere probably isn't much that can pick up Vikings kicker Blair Walsh right now, not after he missed a 27-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Minnesota's 10-9 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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.
Team Grades: Seahawks Get Kick Out Of 10-9 Win Over VikesSeattle (11-6) still found a way to leave a bitterly cold Minnesota with a 10-9 NFC Wild Card victory, thereby punching their ticket to the second round of the playoffs, meaning a date next Sunday on the road yet again with the top-seeded Carolina Panthers.
Vikings Fans Brave Subzero Cold To Tailgate At TCF Bank Stadium They arrived at TCF Bank Stadium as early as 4 a.m. Enthusiastic Vikings fans didn’t want to miss a moment of the game day experience, even when temperatures across Minnesota dipped well below zero Sunday morning. With wind chill factored in, it felt like 30 below in the Twin Cities.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Expect To Have All Hands On Deck Against The Seahawks On SundayThe Minnesota Vikings have been missing at least one key member of their defense because of an injury over the last several weeks. That looks to change when the Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings list six players on their injury report and the Seahawks have nine on theirs.
Vikings, Seahawks Fans Prep For Frigid Playoff GameVikings and Seahawks fans alike are bracing for Sunday's outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium. It's going to be one of the coldest NFL playoff games in football history.
Vikings' Floyd On Sunday's Frozen Game: 'This Is Nothing'Six weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks left Minnesota with a laugher 38-7 victory over the Vikings. Well, the Seahawks have returned for a rematch, and the Vikings won't be extending a warm welcome.
Tips For Staying Warm At The Vikings GameThe Minnesota Vikings are in the playoffs on Sunday and it's going to be cold. The wind chill at gametime is expected to be around 20 below zero. The last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota was at Met Stadium on Dec. 26, 1976 for the NFC title.
Marshawn Lynch Out For Vikings-Seahawks Wild Card GameSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been ruled out of the NFC wild-card game against Minnesota.
Local Bars, Restaurants Offer Alternatives To Frigid Vikings GameMinnesota Vikings fans are on the edge of their seats as they wait for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. "I try to stay calm game by game," fan Megan Pelowski said. "I feel really good about it. We'll see how far we can go."
Fmr. Vikings Coach Bud Grant Says He'll Be At Sunday's 'Tundra Bowl'Frigid temperatures and outdoor Vikings playoff football. If one man symbolizes that more than any other -- clearly it's Bud Grant.
Minneapolis, Seattle Mayors Wager On Sunday's Playoff ShowdownThe mayors of Minneapolis and Seattle are throwing down on the big Sunday playoff game between the Vikings and the Seahawks. Mayor Betsy Hodges' office says if the Vikes are victorious, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will send her fresh salmon from the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, Starbucks Coffee and Kings Donuts.
Good Question: How Much Does The Home-Field Advantage Help?The Seahawks are coming to our town this weekend. Seattle is favored by five points, but can some subzero temperatures and a lot of SKOL give us an edge?
Vikings Offering Amenities To Keep Fans Warm SundayThe Minnesota Vikings are hoping for a sell-out for Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. As the temperature drops, so is the demand for tickets. We founds seats as cheap as $50 on Ticketmaster on Thursday.
Zimmer: Back Injury Won't Keep AP Out Against SeahawksMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson's lower back injury will not keep him from playing in Sunday's playoff game against Seattle.