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Seahawks-Vikings game could be a very cold one

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What likely will be the last outdoor NFL game played in Minnesota (at least until the next time the team is building another new stadium on the site of its current one) could be one of the coldest games ever played in NFL history.

Via Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the local forecast calls for a high of zero degrees at TCF Bank Stadium.

Indeed, Weather.com predicts a high of zero and a low of minus-10, with 11 mph winds.

For the Vikings, the coldest home playoff game came in 1970, when it was nine degrees against the 49ers. In 1972, the Vikings and Bears played in temperatures of minus-two during the regular season.

Regardless of temperature, it’ll be the first outdoor playoff game in Minnesota since the 1976 season, when Fran Tarkenton and the Vikings beat the Rams 24-13 in the NFC championship game. That day, it was a balmy 12 degrees.

The Vikings could still host the NFC title game, with a win on Sunday and a victory the following Saturday at Arizona — but only if the winner of the Washington-Green Bay game upsets Carolina in the divisional round.

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  1. DugoutDirtbag says: Jan 6, 2016 12:25 AM

    Brrrr !

  2. ebdug says: Jan 6, 2016 12:28 AM

    Call me a traditionalist, but they shouldn’t be playing this game outdoors. The NFL should follow the example they set in 1932, where the Chicago/Portsmouth championship game was moved indoors because of the weather. Of course, those were sharper minds back then.

  3. staffordsyear says: Jan 6, 2016 12:30 AM

    Yea, so?..this weather is normal in Minnesota come January..somebody’s itching for a story.

  4. Bizzareslantpass says: Jan 6, 2016 12:30 AM

    Hawksicles?

  5. Marshawn Lunch says: Jan 6, 2016 12:31 AM

    That kind of cold will hurt both teams. Stay warm guys. Go Hawks!!!

  6. teamnorsecore says: Jan 6, 2016 12:32 AM

    The Seahawks play in the cold too…..just ask their fans. LOL…..not even close to the same.

  7. zeke2517 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:33 AM

    I mean, that just sucks.

  8. purplepillager says: Jan 6, 2016 12:36 AM

    One can dream Mr. Florio. One can dream…

    Seriously, if it comes down to that, the Vikes will advance to the Super Bowl!!!

  9. thebirdofprey says: Jan 6, 2016 12:38 AM

    The way Viking fans pumping up the weather you think the elements will only be a factor for Seattle. When the Vikings are on the field it will be 70 degrees and no wind.

  10. bloomer006999999 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:39 AM

    Could be … ?
    No.
    It’s gonna be cold. BITTER cold.
    Bring. It. On … !
    SKOL … !

  11. JSpicoli says: Jan 6, 2016 12:41 AM

    Yeah, but its a dry cold.

  12. Bizzareslantpass says: Jan 6, 2016 12:42 AM

    Negative 12’s??

  13. mancave001 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:42 AM

    Global warming

  14. oreo51 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:47 AM

    The players are all bundled up. They wear gloves and warm body suits under the uniforms. The cold will have less effect on them than the fans in the stands. Wet weather is more uncomfortable because you soak to the skin and never get warm.

  15. purplepillager says: Jan 6, 2016 12:53 AM

    What most football viewers don’t know, unless there are about 45+ years old, is that it gets really cold in Minnesota. In the 70s, no team had a home field advantage like the Vikings. It is at least 20 degrees colder in Minneapolis than it is in Green Bay. We don’t have Lake Michigan warming everything up. And before everyone jumps on the “why don’t you have an open air stadium”? It gets freaking cold!!! We’re not soft in Minnesota but we know when too cold equates to sick for several days after the game.

    All media reports are favoring Seattle. A lot of fans think this will be a blow out. Coach Zim will have this team ready to play in sub-arctic weather. The Seahawks cannot comprehend what is coming.

    SKOL!!!

  16. bryantrulen says: Jan 6, 2016 1:00 AM

    Gotta love it, a 16 game regular season and then a playoff game do or die where its -20 degrees lol. Makes Sense!

  17. mongolbiker says: Jan 6, 2016 1:00 AM

    Gee, those guys are great players

  18. jagsfanugh says: Jan 6, 2016 1:07 AM

    Brrrrr

  19. absodefinitely says: Jan 6, 2016 1:07 AM

    Pretty cool that the Vikings are the first team ever to make the playoffs while playing in a temporary home stadium. And hosting a game in that stadium to boot. Although the new stadium looks like it’s gonna be awesome, this is a fitting way to end their stay at TCF. Opening the new place with a team on the rise makes it even sweeter.

  20. kelsey59 says: Jan 6, 2016 1:07 AM

    The way football is supposed to be played. Any of them that complains are whimps.

  21. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 6, 2016 1:15 AM

    ………finally SOMETHING resembling CLASSIC old school NFL football!…..I’m just deathly afraid somehow Rodger Goddell will do SOMETHING to mess even THIS up.

  22. GenXJay says: Jan 6, 2016 1:16 AM

    One could only hope that the Vikings & packers meet again this season.

  23. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 6, 2016 1:24 AM

    It’s ironic that my beverage will be warmer than that game while I watch it on television under a blanket.

  24. minhzy says: Jan 6, 2016 1:26 AM

    Don’t already count the Vikings out on this one. Weather could be a huge advantage, for the home team.

  25. brooks45 says: Jan 6, 2016 1:35 AM

    Get over it cfl teams have played games where the temperatures hit -25 degrees Celsius and nobody was complaining

  26. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jan 6, 2016 1:40 AM

    I’d need some HGH just to work up the courage to leave the house in that kind of cold. Good luck to the Viking fans! You’ll deserve a win for braving those conditions. I’ll be cheering for you and your Vikings!

  27. Fake French Accent says: Jan 6, 2016 1:40 AM

    Thats what I’ve been saying. Russell Wilson isn’t throwing for 5 TDs in sub zero weather kids, I’m not sure if you’ve ever experienced this type of weather but, Seattle is going to run into a brick wall, they won’t be able to move their fingers and every breath is like drawing knives into your lungs. This game will be over before kickoff, just watch how little the Seahawks want to be there.

    Welcome to the frozen hellscape Seattle! SKOL!!!!

  28. 12stabler2branch21 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:07 AM

    Bye bye Hawks…..-23 wind chill…..hawks lose and all we will hear in Seattle is…..”weather conspiracy 2016″

  29. titansfan12 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:13 AM

    I respect all the fans that go to this game with the windchill and everything. Teams like Buffalo and Cleveland would do the same thing if there was a home playoff game. Someday there will be, and there will be lots of fans cheering outside no matter what the temperature is.

    Respect.

  30. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jan 6, 2016 2:23 AM

    Every long-time Seahawk fan respects the Vikings and this Arctic blast “from the land of the ice and snow” is going to help them and not us.

    If we somehow get through this one, the sky is the limit.

  31. theheyseed says: Jan 6, 2016 2:29 AM

    OUCH hurts to think of being slammed onto that frozen tundra.

  32. jshawaii22 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:30 AM

    I’ll bet both teams are very, very happy that the negotiation to use the Stadium included a state-of-the-art field turf w/ Radiant Heated Floor and upgrades to the dressing rooms that also included new heat systems in the stadium.

    Someone must of been looking at the possibility this would happen and has, as least a little, mitigated the potential issues. Now for those cheerleaders, cameramen and others… not so much.

  33. sundog05 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:33 AM

    I’m just looking forward to Peter King’s column praising Obama for circumventing the constitution.

  34. bleck5 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:51 AM

    I think Seattle is going to be stunned this game and go one and done not just because the cold will most likely have a negative impact on them but Im sure they are looking past Minnesota, and time and time again that proves to be a downfall for several teams.

  35. unmercifulone says: Jan 6, 2016 3:09 AM

    A Seahawk fan said to me “It sometimes gets to 20 degrees here.”

    Obviously he’s has no experience with what a difference that 30 degree of temperatures makes… or how that 11 mph wind will freeze almost instantly any unprotected skin. Of course the weather forecast for the game doesn’t compare to the coldest day in Minnesota (January 9th and 10th, 1982) with temps of -30 degrees F and winds of around 40mph, but I think the Hawks are in for a RUDE awakening this Sunday.

  36. 3yrsnfl says: Jan 6, 2016 3:24 AM

    Home field advantage? Bring in some real grass just for HAHA’s. Hope it is snowing too.

  37. norwegianwud says: Jan 6, 2016 3:25 AM

    12th man is likely to find a way to miss this one live…SKOL

  38. jimmysee says: Jan 6, 2016 3:27 AM

    We are so happy to see the Vikings playing outdoors!

    Really, think about it — how can a team called the “Vikings” — who take their name from those hardy souls of the far north who conquered lands in their long boats and fur garments — turn their backs on their heritage, by retreating indoors!

    SKOL! (More like BRRR!)

  39. Fried Toast says: Jan 6, 2016 3:50 AM

    Not that it matters. It’s not going to affect just one team. And it’s not like the members of the Vikings are all have cold weather homes. I don’t see this giving the Vikes an advantage over the Hawks. If there is any, it’s very little and likely to be negligible. It certainly isn’t an excuse if the Seahawks go in and lose.

  40. pats14 says: Jan 6, 2016 4:06 AM

    The estimated PSI of the footballs will be around 7.5

  41. mutantman87 says: Jan 6, 2016 4:14 AM

    Well, good thing Teddy Bridgewater is from Miami.

  42. alopez72packattack says: Jan 6, 2016 4:45 AM

    This Packers fan will be rooting for a Vikings win!!! Good luck purple!

  43. stipez says: Jan 6, 2016 5:05 AM

    The footballs are gonna look like nerf balls.

  44. northpackalacky says: Jan 6, 2016 5:11 AM

    Seahawks – 38
    Vikings – 3
    After the game Peterson throws his coach under the bus (again).

  45. kingpel says: Jan 6, 2016 5:15 AM

    Nothing cools off a hot team like 0 degrees. This should be interesting.

  46. what3rd says: Jan 6, 2016 5:22 AM

    As cold as it will be in MN for the game, the cameras will pick up a few happy shirtless fans.

  47. aljack88 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:25 AM

    Back when men were men, the Packers vrs the ‘Boys, the Bengals vrs the Chargers also were 2 cold ones from the past.

  48. marcuswelby1 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:35 AM

    As the playoffs approach, I always root for the cold weather teams to make it. Not much of a fan of January football being played in 72 degrees, or in a dome. Would much prefer to see games played in snowy cold weather cities like Green Bay, Chicago, Buffalo, New York, New England, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati to name a few.

  49. nflrulebook says: Jan 6, 2016 5:44 AM

    Damn that’s cold. Perfect day to measure the psi. Should be about 8.9 psi if they fill it up in 70 degree room.

    If the NFL had any integrity they would publish the numbers.

  50. jodave5 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:54 AM

    The 1970 Bears were 6-8 and didn’t make the playoffs so…..I think the Vikes played San Francisco.

  51. 6ball says: Jan 6, 2016 6:10 AM

    .
    Additionally, both the forecast for Cincinnati and Washington call for light rain throughout their games .
    .

  52. nokoolaid4thiscowboy says: Jan 6, 2016 6:22 AM

    Toss in some throwback uniforms and it’s like going back in time.

  53. funshipm174 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:22 AM

    kick off projected to be -3 degrees to a low of -8 degrees, windchill in the -25 degree range.

    Just for the record of stats, Pete Caraoll and the Current Seahawk team are 0-2 when game temp is 20 degrees or lower.

  54. romophobic says: Jan 6, 2016 6:29 AM

    Wimps.

  55. topgun1019 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:34 AM

    Football, the way it should be played.

  56. generationwalker says: Jan 6, 2016 6:37 AM

    The hits are going to sting that much more! It will be interesting to see how (or if) the cold will affect both teams.

  57. ricko1112 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:41 AM

    Wow! What a great game to check the psi levels in the footballs! The NFL can see if the laws of physics actually do apply to their footballs. I mean, we know that tires, basketballs, and our footballs at home lose pressure in the cold.

    Mr. Integrity himself, Roger Goodell, along with Ted Wells, and Mike Kensil maintain that the NFL footballs are immune from all that “sciencey nonsense!”

  58. sansbushman says: Jan 6, 2016 6:44 AM

    Expecting a frozen chicken.

  59. nolanwiffle says: Jan 6, 2016 6:45 AM

    Playoff football as the gods intended.

  60. 250dollarnflowner says: Jan 6, 2016 6:57 AM

    In Bart Scott voice ~ “Can’t Wait!”

    Skol

  61. tomservo24 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:06 AM

    Seems like an ideal game to test the PSI before/after the game and release the results.

  62. richcranium2112 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:06 AM

    Who has the advantage here? Both teams will be huddling around the heaters all game.

    Turns into All Day child beater vs. returning Ding Ding grabbing Lynch.

  63. joedirte says: Jan 6, 2016 7:11 AM

    Hope it snows heavy too.

  64. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:18 AM

    but will they test ball PSI t halftime?

    what a freaking joke

  65. doritodink14 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:31 AM

    PSI of balls will be far under 12.5. But that’s none of my business….

  66. gonzagylot00 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:34 AM

    11 mph winds and brutal temperatures. I’ve got to think that leads to a heavy run and short yardage pass game.

  67. vikingfan23 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:40 AM

    And even better, the Vikes have it set up so the visitors’ sideline is in the shade. They said for the Carolina game last year, the difference between the two sidelines was 20 degrees. Not sure I buy that, but I absolutely believe there is a marked difference.

    Both are tough teams so this one should be a snot knocker.

  68. mnmouth says: Jan 6, 2016 7:44 AM

    Forget the cold. Though the Hawks don’t see temps like this in the Seattle area, they aren’t exactly coming from Miami. And it’s going to be cold for everyone, including many Vikings players who also have not played in many games with temperatures near zero. As with any game, the team that wins will be the team that makes the most plays. And good luck to the fans sitting on the south side of TCF Stadium. With a north wind in their face and no sun to warm them up, they’ll need plenty of ‘antifreeze’ to stay stoked.

  69. purplove1 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:46 AM

    The Seahawks are good, but don’t believe the hype.

    -signed “Rams Fan”

  70. fmc651 says: Jan 6, 2016 7:53 AM

    Home field advantage – Seahawk fans coming in bundle up. Especially if you are sitting in the shade.

  71. jtm12180 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:00 AM

    Minnesota should’ve built an outdoor stadium. January football in Minnesota is about the biggest homefield advantage you can get. Imagine Brees in his little sissy dome having to come play in 0° this weekend. He’d crumble. I don’t understand why teams like Minn can’t figure this out…

  72. rosstuckershair says: Jan 6, 2016 8:01 AM

    The Seahawks are 2-13 in weather below 13 degrees…Just saying…

  73. vikingforlife says: Jan 6, 2016 8:14 AM

    Whew!!! The Vikings will be ready!!! Bring it on! SKOL!!!!!

  74. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 6, 2016 8:15 AM

    I might actually pull for the Vikings except they caved in and catered to AP a convicted child abuser and as a father of 4 I can;’t do that with a clear conscience.. so go Seahawks!

  75. ravensfan56 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:17 AM

    Bridgewater to Diggs for six!

  76. codythao35 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:39 AM

    As good as the Hawks are, I still see Vikings pulling it out on this one. It’s going to be a low scoring game. Vikings defense will be playing tons better than the previous game. Sorry Hawks, but you gotta to lose. It’s Vikings time.

  77. leatherface2012 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:40 AM

    if, and i mean this is a huge if with seattle peaking. if the Vikings can pull this out and win, green bay fans will still think they won the division and Rodgers is the mvp.

  78. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jan 6, 2016 8:41 AM

    Weather will not be a factor in the outcome of this one. What might be a factor is how the ‘Hawks spouted off about “Bridgewater being scared like a little girl,” last time they played.

    I would expect a spirited effort by the Vikings, being dissed as well as being home dogs.

    Might not matter but it could mean everything. We’ll see! Popcorn is ready

  79. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 6, 2016 8:48 AM

    If it’s really going to be that cold, which all weather reports are saying even colder than that, it’s going to be a fun game to watch. Ball will be as hard as a rock, slippery, tough to kick, tough to throw, and tough to catch.

    I’m guessing there’s going to be a lot of ground game. Lynch and AP will keep busy that day. Nobody is going to want to tackle either of those two. Both are punishing runners.

    Seattle fans that say Wilson is “used to this” since he played in Wisconsin. Problem is, November weather in Wisconsin is way different than January weather in MN. Roughly 40-60 degrees different! You can’t even compare the two of them. lol

    But, Viking fans…. You have to realize, the Vikings aren’t accustomed to below zero weather either. Nobody gets used to it. You just learn to live with it. But I will say, seattle fans that are coming here for the game. Dress warm! Layers! Multiple layers. Buy handwarmers! And sneak in plenty bottles of schnapps!

  80. spiffybiff says: Jan 6, 2016 8:51 AM

    Went to the 49ers packers game a few years ago (tickets were available at face value) was a great experience but was still cold the next day. Standing in that type of cold for extended periods of time is a great way to drop a few lbs. takes a lot of calories to keep your body going in those conditions

  81. omeimontis says: Jan 6, 2016 8:54 AM

    Hope it snows too.

  82. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jan 6, 2016 8:59 AM

    Brrr but that’s what I call football. Good luck to the Vike’s this weekend, signed all PACK fans!

  83. entitymn says: Jan 6, 2016 9:00 AM

    Last season, after the Carolina game, they sent out a congrats PDF to all us season ticketers for us to print out and post on our cubicle walls because it was the 7th coldest kickoff temp in Vikings history. That was for a 12° kickoff.

  84. durkland says: Jan 6, 2016 9:01 AM

    Cry me a river, EVERY game has been played outdoors in Green Bay.

  85. tommykramer9 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:06 AM

    Im sure thars too cold for that little girl Dick Sherman…..Purple People Eaters Rule!!!

  86. stellarperformance says: Jan 6, 2016 9:07 AM

    Packers playing Washington in 56 degrees. Vikings playing Seattle in zero degrees.

    Hummm.. What would be preferred do you suppose? I’ll have to think about that for awhile.

  87. 17dayz says: Jan 6, 2016 9:08 AM

    Ideal game to check balls for PSI and change.

    Of course, the league will do it for the controlled environment of AZ next week.

  88. dwoofer says: Jan 6, 2016 9:10 AM

    That’s OK. PED’s make the hawks immune from all kinds of pain — except losing.

  89. packer4life4ever says: Jan 6, 2016 9:14 AM

    Doesn’t matter. Just saw Walt Coleman is doing the game. Remember the “roughing the passer” call he made for Aaron in the Packer Viking game? Remember when a far more blatant penalty was not called in Teddy’s favor? Walt will impose his will and make sure the league order is preserved.

    My Packers move on and Vikings are done!

  90. johnodocks says: Jan 6, 2016 9:16 AM

    Will they be allowed to deflate and heat the footballs… just a little?

  91. diveleft says: Jan 6, 2016 9:21 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 6, 2016 9:07 AM
    Packers playing Washington in 56 degrees. Vikings playing Seattle in zero degrees.

    Hummm.. What would be preferred do you suppose? I’ll have to think about that for awhile.
    ____________
    What would be preferred is the division title and home field advantage.

    Now that the Packers can’t win their division, suddenly their fans are happy to not be playing at Lambeau? Yeah, right.

  92. ickky says: Jan 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    Richard Sherman is already cold

  93. streetyson says: Jan 6, 2016 9:23 AM

    Of course there’ll be no “random” psi testing, and of course the balls will be illegal – they’ll either be below pressure by the half or, more likely, kept artificially warm – or both.

    And games like this are why the NFL still hasn’t made it against the rules to ice the kicker…

  94. mikeytoth says: Jan 6, 2016 9:27 AM

    Better check those balls and not look like hypocrites….

  95. pauldeba says: Jan 6, 2016 9:31 AM

    “My Packers move on and Vikings are done!”

    I guess the Seahawks need to re-route their trip and go to Washington. Thanks for the Update!

  96. schmitty2 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:36 AM

    I love how the Vikes fans are sure this is an advantage for them only. How many times have they played in a game this cold?

  97. nhpats says: Jan 6, 2016 9:49 AM

    schmitty2 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 9:36 AM
    I love how the Vikes fans are sure this is an advantage for them only. How many times have they played in a game this cold?

    ————

    Good point. But given the fact that Sherman doesn’t like tackling anyway….you gotta believe he will shy away from Peterson coning at him full throttle in sub-zero temperatures.

  98. dcviking says: Jan 6, 2016 9:50 AM

    Bad weather is an equalizer — the nasty conditions help the Vikings because Seattle is a better team (IMHO).

    If you’ve ever been outside in these conditions, you realize that your digits don’t respond like they would normally, it hurts a lot when you bang into something, and things you wouldn’t normally expect to happen suddenly happen. As others have noted, nobody gets used to this…

    On another note, I’m laughing at all the “Packer Outdoor Purists” who loved December football in Wisconsin but are thrilled to be going to “warm” Washington this weekend…

  99. realdealsteel says: Jan 6, 2016 9:50 AM

    Does the Vikings new stadium that their going into next season have a roof???

  100. 13worldchampioinships says: Jan 6, 2016 9:51 AM

    jtm12180 | Jan 6, 2016, 7:00 AM CST
    Minnesota should’ve built an outdoor stadium. January football in Minnesota is about the biggest homefield advantage you can get. Imagine Brees in his little sissy dome having to come play in 0° this weekend. He’d crumble. I don’t understand why teams like Minn can’t figure this out…
    —because it’s a large(ear) metropolitan area. If you’re going to use public money to help fund a stadium you need to be able to use it year round.

  101. weepingjebus says: Jan 6, 2016 10:09 AM

    Speaking of which, there’s a cold snap here and this morning my tire pressure light was on. Currently commissioning a $5 million, 200 page report to get to the bottom of it.

  102. vikingfan23 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:10 AM

    @schmitty2

    Well, the Vikings have actually had two of the top 10 of their coldest games in history this year and last year.

    Last year they beat (down) Carolina, being the last team to beat Carolina in the regular season (Seattle beat them in the playoffs) until ATL did it. The game time kick off was 12 degrees and Carolina looked like they wanted no part of that game, although at the time they were fighting for their playoff lives).

    And this year the Giants kick off was like 13 degrees and we all saw what happened there (I do understand the Giants had nothing to play for).

    This will be an interesting game. I do agree thy the Seahawks have a better team (although I certainly don’t think they are 31 points better). But will MN have the hungrier team? The Vikes are a resilient team, which is something that we haven’t been able to say about too many of our teams. They seem to be a lot more mentally tough than in years past. If the Vikes can catch a few breaks early in the game, then I could easily see this going our way.

    Should be fun!

  103. dtroxallday says: Jan 6, 2016 10:12 AM

    ebdug says:
    Jan 6, 2016 12:28 AM

    Call me a traditionalist, but they shouldn’t be playing this game outdoors.
    ——————————-
    But wouldn’t a traditionalist want the game played outside? I mean, it IS football.

  104. purplepackerpunchers says: Jan 6, 2016 10:12 AM

    The Vikings practice in the cold this week, the chickens don’t. Easy enough?

  105. jh82208 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:13 AM

    As a Viking fan up here in the northwest I can’t wait until Minnesota stomps the Seahawks in the cold. Everyone forgets that the Vikings had a one game lead on the Pack, had four starters injured or out on defense in that Seahawks game and had a short week Thursday night game to get ready for against the Cardinals. Sure the Seahawks deserve credit for putting it to the Vikes but comparing the two games is like comparing apples to rocket ships.

  106. commongadfly says: Jan 6, 2016 10:19 AM

    “It’ll be a cold day in hell when the Vikes beat the Hawks”…oh wait……

  107. nflpoker says: Jan 6, 2016 10:23 AM

    I remember when the Vikings played in old Metropolitan Stadium way back when, which was outdoors. The coach, Bud Grant, refused to have heaters on his side of the field. Forget all this SB B. S. Teams hated coming up here to play playoff games.

    I live here. In school, we played football when it was cold and snowing. If you can’t play in this, you are wimps, Seattle.

    BTW, thanks for the support from the Packers fans. It would be great if our two teams played each other later in the playoffs. Even though I am a Vikings fan, I do cheer for the Pack when they are the remaining team from our division still in the playoffs.

    – Vikes fan

  108. Marshawn Lunch says: Jan 6, 2016 10:24 AM

    Anyone that thinks the Vikings are “used to” that kind of cold is fooling themselves. This is going to be tough on everyone. Respect to the fans in the stands.

  109. howiehandles says: Jan 6, 2016 10:27 AM

    I can’t stand domes. The only one I like, is the Arizona one, due to the grass field.

    Green Bay gets as cold as anywhere, and they still play outdoors.

    This is a game that’s supposed to be played in the elements.

  110. purplelegend84 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:28 AM

    #WinterisComing

  111. daveydawg says: Jan 6, 2016 10:34 AM

    Geez how will they keep the psi between 12.5-13.5? Oh that’s right, no one cares

  112. bassplucker says: Jan 6, 2016 10:35 AM

    This game will reveal how far Zimmer’s toughness has infiltrated itself into the Vikings team. At those temperatures everything slows down and getting hit hurts a LOT. It will test the mettle of the players and the people in the stands alike. I would be shocked if this is anything but a low-scoring, ugly game with at least 5 turnovers between the teams.

  113. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 6, 2016 10:41 AM

    GB always gets called the frozen tundra, but in reality Minnesota is much colder in general. Drive from Madison to Minneapolis and it’s usually 5-10 degrees colder in the same front. Not to mention there isn’t a wind break west of Minneapolis until you hit the Montana Rockies.

    One odd thing is that Northern Minnesota is colder still, but the air is so dry that it is actually comfortable. I fished Red Lake two years ago in January and my wife called to ask how we were holding up in those temps and if we were coming home due to the weather. We didn’t notice it was 22 below zero. That must be the dry air…not the 46 empty beer cans.

  114. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 6, 2016 10:41 AM

    My my. What an excellent opportunity for a league with #integrity to measure the PSI in the footballs!🙂

    Too bad the NFL either won’t do it at all or will make sure the numbers never see the light of day and we all know why.
    🙂

  115. truthprofessor says: Jan 6, 2016 10:45 AM

    Footballs at 12.5 psi at room temperature will be about 9 psi at zero degrees.

    Because that is what happens on Earth.

    Science.

    Deal with it.

  116. pondersucks07 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:47 AM

    Reading Hawk fans say it is cold there too. What Hawks fans call cold is a Indian summer to Vikings fans. I have been to Seattle many times and lived in New Hampshire. There is no comparison I would play in the rain with wind before i would want to play in below 20 degrees with wind. The Vikings have been playing in cold weather the last two weeks and the Hawks just came back from playing in Arizona nice warm weather. It isn’t going to be as easy as the Hawk fans think it’s going to be. Vikings win this game. Having the advantage of playing and practicing in the cold weather the last two weeks and winning those games.

  117. ozzman64 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:51 AM

    Game time temp is the same as Blutarsky’s grade point average, 0.0.

  118. fmc651 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:01 AM

    durkland says:
    Jan 6, 2016 9:01 AM

    Cry me a river, EVERY game has been played outdoors in Green Bay.

    )))))))))))))))))))))))

    Minneapolis has colder weather than GB.

  119. fwippel says: Jan 6, 2016 11:02 AM

    I always thought the Vikings lost an advantage when they moved into the dome. I can still remember the Rams players griping about how cold that 1976 NFC Championship game was, and how intimidated they were to have to go play in that weather.

    The Vikings gave up a huge late season advantage when they moved into a dome. I was kind of hoping that they’d return to the open air with their new stadium, but then they’d never get a chance to host a Super Bowl….

  120. rynehawk says: Jan 6, 2016 11:05 AM

    Bought tickets a couple of days ago for myself (Seahawks fan) and my best friend (Vikes fan). 11 hour drive only to face crazy cold.

    I’m taking all the advice I can get! Only thing I know is it will be memorable!

  121. jayhawk777 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    The key to the game in this weather & doubt anyone has mentioned it.

    Teddy Noodle Arm Bridgewater has hands the size of a 12 yo & won’t be able to grip the ball, will have to have both hands on it while Russell on a 24 td 1 pick streak Wilson, has monster mits and large hands.

    RW will be able to palm the rock, literally, and make just enough plays to win. It was going to be a low scoring game but now, it’s not inconceivable to be a 8-0 final. FG kickers shouldn’t even attempt a kick farther than 25 yds out.

    Weather like this closes the gap in the score when one team has a decidedly better squad. Seattle is better but……

  122. minormillikin says: Jan 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    If the Vikings were any good at playing in the cold, or thought it gave them any advantage over visiting teams, they wouldn’t be building another dome.

    Additional note: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin, Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville.

  123. stellarperformance says: Jan 6, 2016 11:10 AM

    diveleft says:
    Jan 6, 2016 9:21 AM
    Now that the Packers can’t win their division, suddenly their fans are happy to not be playing at Lambeau? Yeah, right.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Happy? Not at all. I would much prefer to be playing at home throughout the playoffs. But last week killed that scenario. The Packers now have to play the hand that has been dealt, which is pretty good under the circumstances.

    Are you saying, as a Viking fan, you prefer playing red-hot Seattle in zero degree weather as opposed to pretty-good Washington in mid-fifties weather? I doubt it.

    The Packers got a good hand with that loss. They need to make the most of it.

  124. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 6, 2016 11:10 AM

    purplepillager says:
    Jan 6, 2016 12:53 AM

    It is at least 20 degrees colder in Minneapolis than it is in Green Bay. We don’t have Lake Michigan warming everything up.
    ________

    Stop saying this. The average high and low temperature in Green Bay on January 10 is 24 and 9, respectively. In Minneapolis, they’re 23 and 7. And lakes are cold.

  125. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 6, 2016 11:18 AM

    minormillikin says:
    Jan 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    If the Vikings were any good at playing in the cold, or thought it gave them any advantage over visiting teams, they wouldn’t be building another dome.

    Additional note: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin, Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville.
    _________

    Two of the coldest games in Vikings history were played in the last two seasons. Vikings won 31-14 and 49-17. So yeah, I think they’re okay at playing in the cold.

    They’re building an indoor stadium because (a) they love their fans, and (b) they can make more money that way. It was actually the state that insisted on an indoor stadium. You think they’re hosting the Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in this kind of weather?

    Finally, November in Wisconsin is nothing like January.

  126. travlinful says: Jan 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    purplepilltaker says “In the 70s, no team had a home field advantage like the Vikings.”

    Yeah, but back then they had a top-3 team and Bud Grant. The current roster is good, not 1970’s good. But you probably are correct that the only way Bridgewater and company can win will be going plus 2 or more on turnovers due to the weather.

  127. eaststsfb says: Jan 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    After reading many of the replies from Viking fans, I find something quite amusing and pathetic – they believe they are going to win simply because they think the weather will too cold for Seattle, not because they believe their team is actually better. Whatever makes you feel better I guess…..

  128. travlinful says: Jan 6, 2016 11:21 AM

    “Teddy Noodle Arm Bridgewater has hands the size of a 12 yo & won’t be able to grip the ball”

    There are a couple of ball stewards available in MA to help with this. Maybe, the Vikings can employ them before Sunday.

  129. j huber says: Jan 6, 2016 11:23 AM

    Deadskins game will be a piece of cake. None of the teams in NFC LEAST had a winning record, and the best one was still way short of .500. Should be one and done if GB can get it together.

  130. vikingfan23 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:24 AM

    @minormilliken – Russell Wilson played one year and Wisconsin. He never played in a game there below 40 degrees. Let’s not make him out to be Bart Starr OK? Also, Teddy has started two of the top 10 coldest games in Vikes history and won them both. Lastly, I think Seattle is 0-4 in the Carroll era in games less than 32 degrees.

    @stellarperformance – I don’t think you got luck with the draw. I would argue that Washington is the hottest team in the NFL, having blown out their last 3-4 opponents (and not dropped a stinker in there like Seattle did).

    I think there is a high probability for ones and dones for both teams. But I actually like our chances better. I don’t think you can score more than 20 points and Washingtons O has been on fire.

  131. Brinke says: Jan 6, 2016 11:27 AM

    I happened to be at the 1982 Chargers @ Bengals game; -69 wind chill will get your attention.

    Believe me when I tell you the stadium plaza looked like the surface of the moon.

  132. j huber says: Jan 6, 2016 11:27 AM

    Last time Vikes went to the dance was over 50 years ago. They lost 4 Superbowls in a row, and haven’t been back since. Keep on dreaming, and you will wake up when the snow melts.

  133. jason86944 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:28 AM

    Pack Some Blackberry Brandy Vikings Fans!!

  134. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:31 AM

    Anyone remember the AFC Divisional round game between the Patriots and Titans in January of 2003 in Foxboro?

    Temp was 4 degrees, with a wind chill of -10.

    Pats won 17-14.

  135. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 6, 2016 11:31 AM

    I wish we were playing the Los Angeles Rams again. Hey, maybe next year.

  136. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 6, 2016 11:33 AM

    Having lived in Minny all my life, I can tell you this type of weather is paralyzing and joints and muscles don’t work the same especially if your body isn’t acclimated. Even breathing is hard and frostbite can set in pretty quick on unprotected skin especially with Sunday predicted yo be a windy day on top of below zero temps. This is a big home field advantage for my Vikes. The passing game and field goals could be a challenge. I think this will come down to defense and who best can stop the run. Should be a highly interesting game, to say the least.

  137. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 6, 2016 11:34 AM

    j huber says:
    Jan 6, 2016 11:23 AM

    Deadskins game will be a piece of cake. None of the teams in NFC LEAST had a winning record, and the best one was still way short of .500. Should be one and done if GB can get it together.
    _________

    Ummm…Redskins were 9-7.

  138. bassplucker says: Jan 6, 2016 11:36 AM

    I’m predicting very few penalty flags this game. Everyone involved is going to want this one to be over with as soon as possible.

  139. oreo51 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:39 AM

    Guess what? The temperature is going to be the same for both teams. The Hawk receivers, like most teams wear gloves. The heat in San Diego last year was more of a problem. That game players were cramping up. These guys have so much equipment on the cold will be refreshing. Seattle plays outside all the time while Minny is a soft, indoor, dome team. Seattle, 34-10.

  140. dickroy says: Jan 6, 2016 11:55 AM

    I thought minus 13 was the coldest game ever played in Green Bay?

  141. jmethane says: Jan 6, 2016 11:55 AM

    It has been low 30’s all week in minny. It has been mid 30’s all week in Seattle

    Why some of you think Temps dropping to zero is only going to affect one team is confounding. It will be zero degrees for everyone.

    Before the weather Seattle wins easily but because it is cold Seattle and ground and pound Marshawn lynch lose?

    Interesting. The haters have something to latch on to.

  142. lambeaudungbarn says: Jan 6, 2016 11:55 AM

    Now THATS Minnesota Vikings Football!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. granadafan says: Jan 6, 2016 11:55 AM

    jtm12180 | Jan 6, 2016, 7:00 AM CST
    Minnesota should’ve built an outdoor stadium. January football in Minnesota is about the biggest homefield advantage you can get. Imagine Brees in his little sissy dome having to come play in 0° this weekend. He’d crumble. I don’t understand why teams like Minn can’t figure this out…
    ==================================

    Well, if the Vikings want an outdoor stadium for an advantage, then maybe they should have paid for the stadium THEMSELVES instead of threatening and extorting the taxpayers to give them a free stadium.

  144. purpleguy says: Jan 6, 2016 11:57 AM

    The weather may slow the game down, but with Lynch and Wilson, the Hawks can likely run as effectively as the Vikes will. With the Hawks OT and SS back playing this game is going to be tough.

    I’m glad my team won the NFCN and will be freezing my posterior off at the game Sunday, but I ain’t gonna lie — I’d prefer playing the Skins rather than the Hawks.

  145. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 6, 2016 11:59 AM

    Look forward to Bustwater being rattled in the cold weather

  146. vikingfan23 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:07 PM

    @jayhawk777 – Teddys hands are only 1/8 of an inch smaller than Rodgers’s hands. And he wears gloves, which will be a bit of an advantage for his ability to grip the ball.

    And, Russell with his “huge hands” fumbled 13 times last year and 7 times this year on 1150 or so runs and pass attempts.

    On Teddys 940 runs and pass attempts, he fumbled 3 times last year and 8 times this year.

    Teddys completion percentage was about the same (.6% higher actually).

    Yeah, I don’t think the hand size is a huge issue.

  147. tigobitties says: Jan 6, 2016 12:15 PM

    It doesn’t snow when it’s that cold. It’s science. That or it’s in the Geneva Convention….look it up

  148. seattlesue427 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:24 PM

    ALL NFL teams are made up from players from all over the country. It’s not like every Viking is from Minneapolis and every Seahawk is from Seattle. Some players from both teams will handle the cold well, others won’t. Time will tell who handles it best.

  149. boss81hogg says: Jan 6, 2016 12:34 PM

    Minnesota could use some global warming

  150. toddc612 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:40 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I think the weather factor might be blown out of proportion just a little bit.

    Yes, it will be cold. And, yes, the Vikings can practice outside to help prepare for the cold. But both teams are made up of grown men that are playing for the season on the line. Something tells me they will try and make the cold an after-thought as much as possible.

    The Vikings still need to perform very, very well if they hope to come out of this game with a win.

    Now, the fans on the other hand are going to be very chilly.. true Minnesota football!

  151. ravensfan56 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:40 PM

    Lol, just imagine Los Angeles NFL fans going to games where the weather goes below 60 degrees. There would be one hundred people at the game at most. Keep the Rams in St. Louis.

  152. justintuckrule says: Jan 6, 2016 12:48 PM

    Here’s some advice a Packer fan gave me when we went to the 07 NFCCG (-3, -24)….bring at least 2 blankets. One to wear and one to stand on. If you’re standing on that cold concrete with rubber soled shoes on, it don’t matter how many layers you have on, the cold will travel right to your feet and up through your body.

  153. purpledieselgoldsmoke says: Jan 6, 2016 12:51 PM

    The hit list is in full motion, time to windmill theses seagulls snap some necks!! Can’t wait to for the game Sunday last year where the Vikings play outside i plan on being there in this so called cold weather hahahahahaha THIS IS PAIL FISHING WEATHER!!
    #SKOLL
    #lynch are you looking at me or that tree
    #HITLIST

  154. nmccarty82 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:52 PM

    I’m liking how all these Vikings fans are stating that the weather is going to be a factor. Both of these teams practice indoors. Both teams will be affected by the weather. It’s a different kind of cold, yes that’s for sure. It won’t be a blow out in my opinion, it will be closer. But be honest with yourselves, the Hawks are rollin’, the Vikings are playing better than they did after the previous match up, but experience and being battle tested in the playoffs versus a inexperienced QB that doesn’t make the best decisions when the pressure is on, i’d take the Seahawks in this match-up. Pete Carroll will have these guys ready for the cold and ready for whatever Zimmerman is going to change up on them from last time.

    Seahawks 27 Vikings 19

  155. ebdug says: Jan 6, 2016 12:55 PM


    dtroxallday says:
    Jan 6, 2016 10:12 AM

    ebdug says:
    Jan 6, 2016 12:28 AM

    Call me a traditionalist, but they shouldn’t be playing this game outdoors.
    ——————————-
    But wouldn’t a traditionalist want the game played outside? I mean, it IS football.

    Only if he forgot the 1932 championship game. Back then, the powers that be knew the win should go to the best football team, not the best sled-dog team.

    How quickly we forget how Goodell was hoodwinked into awarding the Super Bowl to New Jersey, then finding out they weren’t going to put a roof on the stadium.

  156. nmccarty82 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:56 PM

    I also am reading that a lot of Seahawks fans are snatching up playoff tickets, it might just be a home game for the Seahawks as far as how many 12’s are out there. GO HAWKS!!

  157. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 6, 2016 1:03 PM

    seattlesue427 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 12:24 PM
    ALL NFL teams are made up from players from all over the country. It’s not like every Viking is from Minneapolis and every Seahawk is from Seattle. Some players from both teams will handle the cold well, others won’t. Time will tell who handles it best.
    —————————-
    Not true. No matter their roots, the Vikings’ players should handle the extreme cold much better as they live in the cold temps daily so their body is acclimated. Sunday won’t be quite the bodily shock that it will be for the Hawks, believe me, and therefore should be somewhat of an advantage for the home team.

  158. jimnsota says: Jan 6, 2016 1:07 PM

    The only question is do Skittles freeze?

  159. ducks4remi says: Jan 6, 2016 1:09 PM

    Advantage Seahawks. Teddy’s tiny hands will be the first to freeze.

  160. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 6, 2016 1:17 PM

    It’s cute how some people are saying the cold won’t bother the players because they wear gloves. Even gloves that are actually made for the purpose of keeping hands warm rather than playing football are going to be largely ineffective after a little while in temps like what is expected. If you want to be warm, wear mittens, but don’t expect to be able to catch a football in them.

  161. xme410 says: Jan 6, 2016 1:29 PM

    Not sure how the Vikings have an edge in this weather — unless they are practicing outside all week. Doubt that is the case. They are holding their practices inside just like the Seahawks. The weather affects both teams the same.

  162. purplepackerhater says: Jan 6, 2016 1:29 PM

    Even minnesotans avoid going outside when it’s as cold as it will be on Sunday. However, there’s intellectually understanding it will be cold and then there’s actually experiencing it. Those who underestimate the weather do so at their own peril.

    Both teams have to play in it, but the Vikings sideline will be in the sun, and that extra 5-10 degree difference will help them. They’ve also played games below freezing this year and last, I’m not sure Seattle has so there will be less of an adjustment problem for the Vikes. And many of them actually do live here year-round, and even if not, it’s been single digits and in the teens for most of the last month here.

    I don’t think the Vikes will win due to weather though, I think they will win because Zimmer is a great coach, this team is resilient, and our defense is almost at full strength.

  163. ktm300xcwe says: Jan 6, 2016 1:47 PM

    Get over it cfl teams have played games where the temperatures hit -25 degrees Celsius and nobody was complaining
    _________________________________________

    CFL plays from June to November….not sure but it usually isn’t that cold even in Canada until late December.

  164. ktm300xcwe says: Jan 6, 2016 2:04 PM

    Deadskins game will be a piece of cake. None of the teams in NFC LEAST had a winning record, and the best one was still way short of .500. Should be one and done if GB can get it together.
    ———————————————————————

    Redskins finished 9-7.

  165. lanski5 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:13 PM

    Packer fan here, hoping the Vikes take down the Hawks on Sunday. Its a long shot but wouldn’t it be great if it was an all NFC North Championship game on the 23rd/24th!

    With regard to actual temperatures, yes Minneapolis is colder, and by a fair amount. That said, the air in Green Bay holds more moisture due to the proximity of the lake. Having grown up and lived in South Dakota for 30 years (as cold or colder than Minneapolis) and now a current resident of eastern Wisconsin, I’ll take the South Dakota/Minnesota version of cold before the damp cold we have here. The damp cold feels worse even though it may be 15 to 25 degrees warmer than what other areas of the upper Midwest are experiencing. With sunshine and no wind, -20F in South Dakota feels equivalent to zero to + 5F here.

  166. madtowndan says: Jan 6, 2016 2:39 PM

    ravensfan56 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 8:17 AM

    Bridgewater to Diggs for six!

    —————————————————-

    yards!

  167. davidgmillsatty says: Jan 6, 2016 5:32 PM

    According to city-data.com on average:

    Minneapolis is about 4 degrees colder than Green Bay this time of year.

    Green Bay has a higher humidity than Minneapolis this time of year by about 4%.

    Seems like pretty similar climates to me.

  168. jhbart001 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:47 PM

    The cold is a great equalizer. It change the dynamics of the game. It will be harder to throw to catch to open up your offence. This used to be the Vikings great advantage back in the 70s. Its hard to say how much it will help the Vikings now, but it cant hurt their chances given the way they were beaten last time by the seahawks

  169. vikingsnyc5 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:21 PM

    Im not saying the Vikings will win because of the cold but it will definitely help. If it becomes a game based on the run I def think it favors us. It would also take some pressure off Teddy as well. I also think Minnesota is a better team than the first game a month ago. No one is really giving us much of a chance so it would be so sweet to pull this off!!

  170. lids1982 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:51 PM

    not sure how the Vikings have an edge in this weather — unless they are practicing outside all week. Doubt that is the case. They are holding their practices inside just like the Seahawks. The weather affects both teams the same.
    _________________________________________

    Goo thing the vikings are practicing outdoors lol.

  171. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:02 PM

    I am so disapointed the vikings didn’t make that new stadium outdoor…or atleast a retractable roof. The advantage they would have over every team (except green bay) would be enormous. It’s not a coincidence they went to 4 superbowls when they played outside.

    This weather is going to be so awesomely cold. It’s just a damn shame it won’t happen again.

  172. jmethane says: Jan 6, 2016 10:09 PM

    Last year it was “all Seattle has is Marshawn lynch and defense” now people are acting like Seattle doesn’t have a running game to use in the cold weather.

    This isn’t arizona, this is the seahawks.

    Everything people are saying would make sense if it was the Cardinals coming to town. But Marshawn Lynch is coming to town. You want to tackle Marshawn in zero degree weather? No you dont.

    I would rather have to tackle ap than beast mode in cold weather and as good as a is it isn’t close. Marshawn is so physical.

  173. thetundraturf says: Jan 6, 2016 10:32 PM

    If you aren’t from the northern states like MN, you don’t understand how much of a factor it will be. You learn to adjust in just a couple weeks. Today was 25 degrees and I was grilling without a shirt out on my balcony because it felt so warm out.
    The seachicken’s sideline is going to be in the shade for almost the whole game too. -10 feels like is freaking cold, and the vikings players will be used to it, as it’s just something your body does around these parts.

  174. johnnytarr says: Jan 6, 2016 11:31 PM

    bryantrulen says:
    Jan 6, 2016 1:00 AM
    Gotta love it, a 16 game regular season and then a playoff game do or die where its -20 degrees lol. Makes Sense!

    If playing a cold playoff game is a problem hen you need to win more games to get the home field advantage. Simple solution.

  175. getadealdonealready says: Jan 7, 2016 8:35 AM

    seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Jan 6, 2016 2:23 AM
    Every long-time Seahawk fan respects the Vikings and this Arctic blast “from the land of the ice and snow” is going to help them and not us.

    If we somehow get through this one, the sky is the limit.

    ——————————-
    Well said, I agree, while some say we don’t have a chance in this game. I’ll go with the old adage if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. Hoping for a good game sunday, and I think the winner of this has a good chance to go a long way!!

  176. vikingforlife says: Jan 7, 2016 9:02 AM

    Agreed! I am so tired of the media basically laughing at this game as if it were a done deal! Then why play it?? If anyone has been watching at all, the Vikings learn from each and every one of their “mistakes”. This is going to be a good one and I really believe the Vikings are going to be the ones coming out of it with the “W”. These guys are fighters and their coach has them thinking like winners and champions. They CAN win this game everybody who is listening out there!!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

  177. dtrb10 says: Jan 7, 2016 9:43 AM

    Ah, ah,
    We come from the land of the ice and snow,
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
    The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
    To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

    On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

    Ah, ah,
    We come from the land of the ice and snow,
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
    How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
    Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.

    On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

    So now you’d better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
    For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.

  178. vikingforlife says: Jan 7, 2016 10:46 AM

    It’s a shame that we are the #3 Seed playing AT HOME and we are the underdogs in this game, but hey, we’ve been here before! GO VIKINGS!!! WIN THIS GAME and SHOW ALL OF THE WORLD WHAT WINNERS LOOK LIKE!!! SKOL!!!!!!!!!

  179. db105 says: Jan 7, 2016 3:06 PM

    Forecast high is now 4. Not that there’s much of a difference between -2 and +4.

  180. admiral174 says: Jan 8, 2016 9:32 AM

    God hates the Vikings. He just let them into the playoffs to suffer in that cold before they retreat indoors.

  181. bingowyo says: Jan 8, 2016 4:16 PM

    joedirte says:
    Jan 6, 2016 7:11 AM
    Hope it snows heavy too.
    ————————————————————–

    It doesn’t snow when it gets that cold. If so…barely a dusting.

    Source: Lived in Minnesota my whole life.

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