BLAIR WALSH PROJECT: Vikings Lose To Seahawks On Missed 27-Yard Field Goal
After Saturday's absolutely insane finish between the Steelers and the Bengals, the 10-9 game between the Seahawks and Vikings played in subzero temperatures in Minnesota clocked in at just one notch above boring. Honestly it's not easy to deliver a thriller when it's below zero degrees farenheit, no matter what teams are playing. So it's really hard to fault the players here.
Thankfully Vikings kicker Blair Walsh was there at the end of the game to deliver the drama that was missing from the highly anticipated playoff matchup. Down 10-9, Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offense got the ball back with 1:42 left in the game and drove 52 yards in 1:20, managing to make it to the Seahawks 9-yard line. That set Walsh up for a 27-yard-field goal on 4th-and-1 with :22 left on the clock.
According to Dan Patrick on NBC's postgame show, 27-yard field goals are made nearly 97% of the time.
I think everyone was hoping that the Vikings would pull this one out and change the game up a little in the NFC this year; especially since Mike Zimmer has done such a great job with the team in his second year as head coach.
On the brightside, this means that the Seahawks will face the Panthers in the divisional round in what is sure to be an epic rematch of last year's divisional round playoff game; which the Seahawks won over the Panthers in Seattle. This time though, it will be on the Panthers turf in Carolina. And while the Russell Wilson Seahawks may be 4-1 overall against the Cam Newton Panthers, that one loss did come this season in a 27-23 showdown in Week 6.
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