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Missed field goal sends Seahawks to Carolina

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10:  Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates scoring a touchdown with Russell Wilson #3 in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vikings gave up their nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and were down to their final chance to grab it back after forcing a punt with less than two minutes to play on Sunday afternoon.

A pass interference penalty on Kam Chancellor was followed by a 24-yard gain on a pass to Kyle Rudolph, who shrugged off a tackle attempt by Chancellor to get that far down the field. Three Adrian Peterson runs later, the Vikings brought on Blair Walsh for a 27-yard field goal that would win the game.

The spirit of Gary Anderson could have been in the air, a memory of Richard Sherman nearly blocking a previous kick may have entered Walsh’s mind or maybe it was having the laces in (although Walsh made two other kicks with the ball set up that way), but something caused him to hook the kick wide left. The miss means the Seahawks are on to Carolina as 10-9 winners in a game that won’t be going on their highlight reel.

It was the fourth time that the team has rallied from at least nine points down in the playoffs under Pete Carroll, but this was a case of surviving and taking advantage of opportunities on a day when very little went right. The biggest of the opportunities they grabbed was when Chancellor stripped Adrian Peterson of the ball in the fourth quarter to create a turnover that the Seahawks turned into a game-winning field goal. The other big play of the fourth for Seattle came when a bad snap forced Russell Wilson to scramble long enough to find Tyler Lockett for a 35-yard gain.

Wilson ended the day 13-of-26 for 142 yards, a touchdown and an interception and the Vikings defense did all you could ask for from a team trying to win a playoff game. The offense wasn’t quite up to that level, struggling to move the ball for the majority of the afternoon and punting twice after Peterson’s fumble in the fourth.

The Vikings had just 183 yards of offense overall on the day and employed a conservative game plan heavy on runs and short passes on that side of the ball. It made for a sluggish effort, albeit one that matched with the defense’s performance to give the team a chance to win in the final seconds.

Walsh missed, though, and it is the Seahawks who get another chance to show they are capable of a better performance while trying to advance to a third straight NFC championship game.

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357 Responses to “Missed field goal sends Seahawks to Carolina”
  1. theimmaculatedeception says: Jan 10, 2016 4:19 PM

    Ya know what? It’s looking like Russell Wilson actually IS the MESSIAH

  2. sindiegosage says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    The Blair Walsh Project is a scary thing to watch.

  3. delhommegoat says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    Laces out, Dan!

  4. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    LOL – Laces Out Locke!

  5. Ray Finkle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    Laces out, Dan!

  6. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    That kick didn’t look right, it didn’t look like a miss to me. I hope I’m wrong, but something smells fishy.

    The NFL is full of game manager QB’s now and Bridgewater is one of the better ones, he’s not capable of carrying his team to victory though when the chips are down.

    I can’t stand the Seahawks, but they’ll beat the Panthers easily.

  7. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    CCCHHHOOOKKKKEEEE!!!!!!!

    Like I always say…..

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!!! SKOL!!!!

  8. huthuthaiku says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    A Viking Bengals
    Super Bowl would never end
    They’d just exchange chokes

  9. Moyda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    During your post game interview you did not praise the almighty for the miracle he bestowed upon you, Russell. He tells me that, for your indifference, he will show you no favor in Carolina next week.

  10. bert1913 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM

    laces out! SKOl!!!

  11. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Even Bud Grant could have made a 27 yard field goal.

  12. logicalvoicepft says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Gary Anderson Version 2015 #SKOLololol

  13. allight59 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    The best team doesn’t always win…..Go Panthers, shouldn’t take much to win next week….

  14. mrcmos says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Now who choked?

    You had a “Gift” PI call and couldn’t close the deal.

  15. ballreaper says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Another candidate heading to the RAY FINKLE Hall of Shame.
    Confirming yet again that F.G KICKERS are truly Souls from HELL.
    .

  16. gustavejfrerotte says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    LACES OUT!!

    hahahahahahahahaha…….

  17. swashbucklin says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Where did c*ndiff find a Vikings jersey?

  18. juice08 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    SKOLOLOLOLOL

    ONE AND DONE

  19. jakec4 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Adrian Peterson or home field advantage. I don’t know which one is more overrated. 30 yards on 20 carries and the game changing fumble? Really?

  20. manningcheats says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    CHOKE!!!!!!!

  21. r8danation says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Scott Norwood Is Smiling Somewhere!

  22. motleytrap says: Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM

    Maybe God is a Seahawks fan after all.

  23. floridaslonechargersfan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Blair Walsh didn’t even have the biggest choke job this weekend. Poor guy.

  24. vikingsftw says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    The futility of being a Vikings fan lives on. Why can this team never win a game that matters? It’s just sickening. Thanks for a rotten feeling offseason Blair Walsh!

  25. floratiotime says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Bye Queens. Chokers be chokin’ . . .

  26. igocommando says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Choke. Damn!

  27. seatownballers says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Laces out !
    Ace Ventura was sidelined beating a Viking

  28. bonesawisready says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE!!!!! Get ready for a looking offseason Vikings fans; what goes around comes around.

  29. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Hey, cut the kid a break. He was 3 for 4 in FGs. How many TDs did Peterson and Bridgewater have? PFT—-ppfffftttt

  30. shomershabbos says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Painful to watch

  31. arrogantnation says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    That was a dogfight. Feel bad for Walsh. Next weeks is going to be a good ol’ fashioned slugfest. Can’t Wait. *Bart Scott voice*

  32. bonesawisready says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE!!!!! Get ready for a looooong offseason Vikings fans; what goes around comes around.

  33. thefatlazygamer says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    This is what happens when you run an ultra conservative offense the whole season and game. You put your season on the foot of a kicker. You never trust a kicker and this is why. They have no one to blame but themselves. Can’t leave Seattle in the game while you play Teddy ball… aka RUN, RUN, PASS, PUNT.

  34. kidsamoa260 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Pftpoet, usdcoyotefan suck it up and bask in its glow!

  35. bleck5 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM

    Like Cincinatti, the Vikings blew a won game.

    God these teams just cannot flourish under pressure which is why we have the same five teams or so winning for the last decade.

  36. grogansheroes says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Vikings played well, but if you want to play big boy football you need a serious upgrade at the QB position. Teddy can’t throw the deep ball, gets lots of short passes knocked down, has no pocket presence. I would say he’s a poor man’s Andy Dalton.

  37. knicksmets says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    That’s a really rough way to lose a game. I thought they had it in the bag. They’ll probably be in the playoffs next year because they slowed down the Seahawks for most of the game. Devastating lost.

  38. tjacks7 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Absolutely pathetic, as I’ve come to expect from the Vikings. If Norv Turner returns next year, I will not watch one single game. Clueless idiot has been predictable 18 weeks in a row!!

  39. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Was hoping for a MN win and Vikes-Packers nfccg in Minnesota.

  40. axespray says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Seahawks are so frigging lucky. Welcome to the “had them dead to rights” club Vikings.

  41. longtimefanh8tr says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    What a choke job but the Vikings have been doing that for 55 years.

  42. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    I guess Vike fans didn’t #believe.

    #lacesout

  43. donny1rodriguez says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    You gotta score more than 9 at your own house in January

  44. Susan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Wow
    What a horrible way to lose
    As a Packer fan I was rooting for them

  45. leatherface2012 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    it would have been good if the goalposts were 25 feet to the left

  46. tvguy22 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    How could there be so much bad football and so many choking dogs in the playoffs?

  47. azcardsfan4life says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    This crap is SO rigged in order to set up the Panthers-Seahawks rematch: NFL=WWE. I’ll take my $$$$$$$ from my Vikings +5, Seahawks -225 parlay

  48. timcast12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA CHOKE MUCH!? 😂😂

  49. redskinsareok says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    Ugly

  50. worldizending says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    You Suck! ! !
    You have one job and you couldn’t do it. You lost the game for the Vikings and all of Minnesota. Thanks for nothing.

  51. pretendarchitect says: Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    I HATE THE SEAHAWKS SO MUCH

  52. 49erfan44 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Luckiest team in the world.

  53. killerpgh says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Laces Out, Dan!

  54. hammerhead5573 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Wait for it, wait for it……Hahaha. So much for “nobody wants to play us”. Unfortunately for Vikes fans, the game still needed to be played.

  55. cinvis says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    I was hoping for a stadium collapse…. but this was a close second as an outcome. Both teams are awful.

  56. deltaoracle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    So – one and done.

    But Adrian got his rushing title, and that’s the important thing, right?

  57. toddsuperbowles says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Absolutely brutal. The Vikings fans behind the goal post epitomized stunned-disbelief. As a Jets fan I offer no sympathy to playoff losers. The bigger the meltdown, the better.

  58. jh82208 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    So you extend Walsh’s contract and continue to employ a RB who literally places the ball on the ground at every opportunity in the 4th quarter of big games? As a Vikings fan of 24 years I have to say we deserved this.

  59. jeydrade says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Rough way to lose, when you have a team pretty much beat.

    Inexcusable to miss that kick.

  60. arktikman says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Ray Finkle

  61. wafflestomp says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Laces Out!!!

  62. postintelligence says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Wow. Just wow. Good game, Vikings fans. Your team showed up to play. Happy for the win, even if it was by the slimmest of margins.

  63. icebowler says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    PFT Viking fan karma: Been calling another certain team chocker’s and “one and done” all year.

  64. kidsamoa260 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Skol DEEZ

  65. stinkymcmulligan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    AP and Walsh are a DISGRACE to their profession.

  66. largent80 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    tough break for the Vikes. All in all they played better than the Hawks did for most of the game. Walsh is normally automatic so I imagine he’s going to have a long offseason to think about it.

    – Hawks fan

  67. mark1021 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    It looked like the Seahawks played down to their competition today and I’m suprised it was that close.

    To quote all of the Viking trolls after GB lost to Seattle in the playoffs last year: “EPIC CHOKE!”

    #missed chip shot FG
    #Zero SuperBowl Championships Ever

  68. wawa33 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    After the missed field goal, Adrian Peterson beat him with a switch.

  69. purplegreenandgold says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    I wonder who they will blame this time…

  70. Jax4 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    You had ONE job…..

  71. jonsnowforpresident says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    Epic choke job, but to keep it real. The Seahawks better play better next week, Michael needs to step up BIG

  72. footballrulz says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    My condolences Vike fans. Regale in the season. You got the NFC North and outplayed the Seahawks till the last minute. As a Packer fan I know how lucky the Seahawks are however they are coached up to take advantage of breaks. They had nothing to do with that missed FG though. Now I get to go through my own misery for the next three hours. Hang in there

  73. okemon says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    unbelievable…. when i saw where the ball was placed for the final kick…. I said here it goes… walsh is going to miss… oh well. Great season, next year they will be even better. Great JOB ZIM!

  74. blairwalshisthenewrayfinkle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    Where you at now @arani1985 aka wisconsin’s fav son….lolololololololololololololol….your NFC North championship means nothing. #choke #gocryyourselftosleep #greenbay still owns the division

  75. staffordsyear says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    Hilarious.

  76. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA I KNEW IT!!!!!! The Vikings ALWAYS choke! The spirit of Gary Anderson was with them today. Oh, and the Panthers will beat the Seahawks 38-10.

  77. pushn50 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Packer fan here, and I’m not going to kick a team when they’re down. Yes, it was a heartbreaking choke, but we’ve all been there. Vike’s had a good season. Congrats.

  78. gbbvan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Tiny Bubbles and Adrian Beaterson, what a pair!
    Tee Hee Hee!

  79. kvnhlstd says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Top five defense, leading rusher in the NFL, NFC North Champion, Home field advantage, all this adds up to……….

    CHOKE…. !

  80. Good Night Vikes Fans says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    By my count, this is the 2nd playoff game that Adrian Beaturson has choked away with his fumbles.

    Maybe he shouldn’t go on ESPN and tell them that there are no Seahawks who can stop him.

    23 carries/45 yards

    Of course that was after rushing for 18 yards the first time.

    #FRAUD
    #NOTEVENCLOSETOTHEGREATESTRBOFALLTIME

  81. jshawaii22 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    First Tony Romo’s botched hold and now this. The Seahawks have some kind of luck in WildCard games.

    Personally, I know some Vikings fans that will swear it was the Packer’s Football God that blew that kick wide left.
    PFT Poet, et al, is crying himself to sleep right now.

    Well, it’s on to Carolina and Russell and the O, we better hope that the weather was the reason the offense sucked today. Russell missed two long open TD’s by under-throwing by 5 yards each, not typical.

  82. 4sacroc says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    50 years in … and still no pelts on the wall.

    #SKOL #1anddone #GACK

  83. beerbratscheese says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Since the Vikings trolls will be MIA until the Packers lose, be it today, next week or next season, this is for the REAL Vikings fans: Your team played a very good game today for the most part. That defense is better than I ever thought they’d be. The offense struggled, but it was against the Seahawks. Good luck next year (except for two particular games).

  84. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

    There was some luck for NE in the SB last year regarding the last play. Seattle got some luck today.

    It’s playoff football in very cold weather that affected both teams, regardless of what some Minnesotan’s think.

    Minnesota should be back in the playoffs next year.

  85. mrheavyhustle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    No Words!!!!

  86. skooter519 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Is it too much to ask the holder to take the gloves off for one play? He could have spun that ball around.

  87. iammrbinky says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    1 pm game on the East Coast spells doom for west coast teams. Factor in they’re playing the Panthers and it won’t be much of a game.

  88. jam11163 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Epic collapse

  89. thefox61 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Great game! We got lucky!
    Go Seahawks!

  90. tdubdizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Ap really BEAT his own team there with that fumble.

  91. packfntk says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  92. jimmysee says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Today the Vikings kicker was iced in more ways than one.

    :-/

  93. sdspec says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Epic Choke.

    Vikings only tradition is post season failure.

    One and done son.

    “Laces out Dan” – Ray Finkle

  94. beastmode5150 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Good game Vikings. Emulating how STL plays D against us was smart. Great young team, future is bright. I was ready to eat crow, has a post ready.

  95. jrossizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Good day Sir

  96. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    I have a pretty good feeling that walsh isn’t feeling to good about his job security right about now…

    It’s either that, or the good feeling i’m getting from being at Choice!

  97. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    I always wonder how my Vikings can choke away a game and every year they seem to show me another way to do it. Seattle, merry Xmas. You’re damn lucky Walsh just became the biggest choke artist in nfl history…27 yard field goal. This is why Viking fans like myself never believe in this team. They will always be chokers. They’ll never win a Super Bowl…and what’s too bad is playing outside like this gave them a huge advantage. Next year they are back indoors where the home filed advantage is gone.

  98. joecool16 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Before that kick I was thinking of the cowboy Seahawks playoff game where Tony Romo fumbled the snap and got tackled. Now I’m not a vikings or Seahawks fan, but how did he miss that kick??

  99. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    Adrian Childbeaterson was in fine form.

    I posted the other day that Vikes have been bottom feeders for so long that it wouldn’t change this weekend.

  100. tdubdizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    For many years I suffered thinking the Raiders were a cursed franchise.

    After seeing this weekends games I realize two teams are more unfortunate.

    The Browns dont count.

  101. elvos123 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    LUCK. +CHOKE = Hawks move on
    Hope Walsh and Robinson blame themselves its deserved

  102. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    Are there any other NFCN teams still in the playoffs?

  103. mystereo says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    The Vikings got Norved. No one steals defeat from the jaws of victory like Norv Turner.

  104. pantherfan1973299 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    Thanks a pantload Vikings:/ @PFTPOET your team sucks and they always will.

  105. marcg1957 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    Oh where oh where is pftpoet??? Lol

  106. minormillikin says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    Karma for terrible DPI penalty.

  107. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    My hat’s off the the Seahawks, they never gave up and squeaked it out. I’m happy to see the Vikings playing up to their competition. When they’re healthy, they can provide a challenge for any team. They’re VERY young and, hopefully, will only get better in the years to come.

  108. gohawks7 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    How can a receiver draw an interference penalty when THEY initiate the contact and run into the defender? Of course it helps to flail your arms around….

  109. isnotreality says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Counselors are standing by…

  110. Della Street says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Seattle is lucky.

  111. jason9696 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Seattle’s last 3 playoff games. Miracle win, heart-breaking loss, miracle win. Crazy.

    I feel bad for Blair Walsh but the kick wasn’t even close.

  112. imurfallguy says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Your gun is digging into my hip.

  113. lnfinite says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Epic choke, cut walsh

  114. minnesotablizzard says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    What a classic Vikings thing to happen. Why do we have to be legitimately cursed? I still love Zimmer though and the direction things are going

  115. kd75 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Watch me miss…
    Now watch me May-May.

  116. vikesfansteve says: Jan 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Never underestimate the Vikings ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  117. skolvikes5 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    As a viking fan, there is one thing I can always count on from the Vikings. Finding new ways to lose games! Trolls can get their jokes in now, but we will back next year(Hopefully without Walsh and AP).

  118. mswravens says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    So there will be two teams playing next week that don’t deserve to be there…

  119. andreboy1 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    Don’t worry Viking’s fans, you still have Cordarelle Patterson, the best number 5 receiver in the game

    SKOL

  120. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    Was John Carney the kicking consultant?

  121. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    God does answer prayer!

  122. newjerseygiants says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    Super Fig Newton is not happy about this.

  123. wafflestomp says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    I was honestly rooting for the Minnesota Vikings today.
    I was hoping this team would represent the NFC North with dignity and pride.
    Unfortunately it turned out to be another one and done choke job for the Heidis.
    I’m so disappointed in you.

  124. pftfanatic says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    You see AP, the Seahawks aren’t a defenseless kid. They fight back.

  125. theolballcoach says: Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    To all the real Viking fans out there like me. That was a hard loss to take, but nowhere near some Ive been through. I love me some Zimmer, he coaches to win instead of coaching not to lose( Frazier) . The vikes were playing with 5 rookies out there today, and all contributed. Teddy did his job at the end as that is his best attribute. Nothing the trolls can say to get me down, as all know Vikings outplayed Seahawks today and this year far exceeded my expectations

  126. starrfavrerodgers says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    As usual, the Vikings season ends before the Packers season does.

    Good luck with that first place schedule next year.

  127. vikingprideforever says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    This one stings. Another classic in a long line of disappointments for this 46 yr old Viking fan. It will make that eventual Superbowl victory that much sweeter. Just hope I’ll still be alive when they get it.

    SKOL

  128. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    …….it’s all fixed…..just like a 1 3 billion dollar lotto!. Nothing is what it seems anymore.

  129. diveleft says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    I don’t get Walsh. He is solid on the long kicks, but is highly suspect on the shorties. Dang it. Vikes had this game won. (Also, the only reason Seattle was because of a broken play. Dang it again)

  130. coachkilla6 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    Epic chooooooooooooooooooooke!!

  131. i10east says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    The NFC version of the Bungles #SKOLOL

  132. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:31 PM

    cribbage12 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM
    CCCHHHOOOKKKKEEEE!!!!!!!

    Like I always say…..

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!!! SKOL!!!!

    —————————————–

    Typical childish troll. More worried about gloating over another team’s loss than their own supposed “favorite” team kicking off in 10 minutes.

  133. bills99 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:32 PM

    Scott Norwood would have made that one!

    Evil Seahags survive somehow.

    Go Bills.

  134. packerbackernj says: Jan 10, 2016 4:32 PM

    If the vikings can find a QB and WRs they would be one heck of a team.

  135. ProFootballRealignment says: Jan 10, 2016 4:32 PM

    Somewhere, Scott Norwood is leaping off his couch, shouting: “See?! It’s harder than you think!!”

  136. rlpftt says: Jan 10, 2016 4:32 PM

    The Vikings are pathetic!

    What a waste of a playoff spot, that team has a bust QB that can’t make a play to get his team on the board and they rely on a kicker that actually made 3 of 4 FGs! The child abusing RB fumbles and again that bust QB can’t make a play to get his team on the board with a TD. The Vikings didn’t belong in the playoffs and we saw why today. What a Joke.

  137. packmangamble says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    Where is that pftpoet?? Oh, he’s choking on a missed field goal!!!

  138. lenthevikesfan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    Not going to stop me one bit from loving this team.

  139. 250dollarnflowner says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    I said it in preseason…. My only concern with this team was Walsh. I feel bad for ya Blair, but you can’t miss that kick. I wonder if he’ll ever be the same?

  140. blabidibla says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    Some damn ugly football this weekend.

  141. bert1913 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    steve hutchinson calls that karma

  142. kamthechancellor says: Jan 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    Why is Bevell calling a damn pass play on 3rd and 1? I about kicked my TV set.

  143. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    Sadly many will blame Ray Finkle (Blair Walsh)….this is on the holder….Laces out. Vikings fans should be thanking the kicker; if it wasn’t for him scoring all your teams points, y’all would have laid a “0”. Where was Teddy, AP, and the offense?

  144. nightryder10 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    Even Ray Finkle is making fun of Blair Walsh.

  145. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says: Jan 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of continuous failure.

    ZERO.

  146. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    The Vikings executed that game perfectly. It was a clean game. No bad calls. It only took another Peterson fumble to doom them. He has bad karma. Vikings need to cut him now. McKinnon is Better anyways. He doesn’t dance behind the line of scrimmage like Peterson. Peterson always is trying to hit a grand slam, every single play, when really, all they need is a single. So what happens? Peterson fumbles and strikes out in the 9th.

  147. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    Vikings can look forward to next year. I was pulling for them, as a North Division representative. Zimmer has done a terrific job. They did just enough to win. Peterson and his overrated salary should go. You’re paying for his ego.

  148. arrowtoyourknee says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    Good game. Tough watching that last kick. Thought we had ’em. Would have been one hell of an upset, way to play hard to the end, Vikings. It was one hell of a surprise season for this fan.

  149. shaggytoodle says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    Zimmer learned that choke from his years in Cinci.

  150. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    There is no parity in the NFL. Even wildcard weekend features poor teams. There are probably just a half dozen or so good teams this season.

  151. blacknole08 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    So no one is gonna get on the Vikings for blowing a 9-0 lead going into the 4th quarter How about AP’s fumble after Seattle scored their TD? Vikings choked, period.

  152. Ugadogs21 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    Madden 101

    1. Never take points off the board.
    2. If you’re playing for field goals, you’re playing to lose.
    3. Never trust a kicker with the game on the line.

  153. suhmonster90 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    Say it with me.

    LETS GO PANTHERS!

    That Seattle team has had enough luck.

  154. edelmanfanclub says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    Wow thats a shame. It’s not all on Walsh, they put up 9 points at home but damn that kick was a gimme and their defense totally dominated Wilson.

  155. breadmeatcheese says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    jesus butt-ranging christ. what’s with all the talk of mysticism, and magic. get a grip.

  156. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    leatherface2012
    Jan 10, 2016, 4:23 PM EST
    it would have been good if the goalposts were 25 feet to the left
    ——–
    😂😂😂😂😂😂

  157. qdog112 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:36 PM

    There is no QB anywhere, who scoops the ball off the carpet in those conditions and makes the play @DangeRussWilson makes to Lockett. Nobody!

    Bridgewater did everything for the Vikings except, the kick the winning FG. Tough loss.

  158. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM

    The laces weren’t the problem, the plant foot should be about 6 inches from the football, Walsh’s plant foot was about 2 inches from that football. Even if the laces were perfect, he misses that kick.

  159. skolgivesyoumouthcancer says: Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM

    Time to put the purple jerseys back in the attic for another 10 years Minnesota.

  160. coltsreign says: Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM

    Colts fan here.
    This game was great. Minnesota has great things going for them now and later. Seattle is barely getting by but both teams had stout defenses. At least this wild card ended in good fashion unlike Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati.
    All in all, congrats to the vikings and seahawks. Great game

  161. lapantherfan86 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM

    As a panther fan, none of the potential matchups had me worried, but after seeing the Seahawks flail up and down the field today, I’ve never been more confident that we will absolutely dismantle them. Can’t wait to see you next week, Seattle.

  162. rockinchox says: Jan 10, 2016 4:38 PM

    I think that one has to hurt Vike fans more than our loss last year in the SB. Well played game Vikes D, but now it’s time for Go Hawks!!

  163. purpleandgoldforever says: Jan 10, 2016 4:38 PM

    Season is over for the Vikings. They did better than I thought they would this year. I had figured on *MAYBE* a wild card shot. The team as a whole is definitely looking up. Hold your heads high Viking fans, the Vikings did what 24 other teams couldn’t do, we won the division!

    Vikings did better than many thought we would, especially the fans of a certain team to the east who shall remain nameless

    coughcoughcoughGBcoughcoughcough

    Walsh may have choked when the game was on the line, but there is a HUGE difference in one player choking on wild card weekend vs an entire team doing the same in the NFCCG!

  164. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    All of you praising the missed kick are the same people who said Seattle would pound the Vikings.

    It definitely sucks, but the vikes played far better than any of you losers thought.

    Now, let’s watch how the packers do against the lowly redskins.

  165. aaronitout12 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    That is a tough way to end the season. Vikes played good D but for some reason luck was on the Seahawks side again. I think for most, the Vikings surpasse expectations this season. Now they just gotta build on it. When next years schedule comes out I fully expect a Packers/Vikings game to end the year again. This rivalry is in full force!

    GO PACK GO!!

  166. wozzmann1955 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    Packer fan here,I was hoping for a Vikes win today,didnt happen but what a great game,I was impressed with the way the Vikes played.It will be good for my team to go up against great competition next year,,only makes it a better game

  167. vaughnchef says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    Gary Anderson part deux! That being said I hope Russell Wilson blows his ACL out tonight while praying

  168. Cunning Linguist says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    Wow! So far, EVERY playoff game has involved a complete implosion of one kind or another. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  169. ducksk says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    55 and counting….it will be great not to see the stupid mug of AP til next year. Karma.

  170. mediasloppy says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    Earlier this year Zimmer actually gave the opponent in overtime the ball first, because kicking in that direction is a nightmare. Most likely why Carol went for 4th down plays instead of field goals when they were in range for long ones during the first half. Still though. That kick one that should have been made.

  171. guitarfreak21 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    All you trash talkers can go to hell! I’ll see you next year, and you better pray our mood improves.

  172. vikesfansteve says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    Walsh joins Gary Anderson in the lores of choke jobs by Vikings kickers. All those shanked extra points came back to haunt them. Same range.

  173. pdway says: Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

    nothing to gloat about here . . sometimes you get lucky, and say thank you.

    knew it was going to be a tough game, disappointed our offense couldn’t close it out when it had multiple chances to do so. but it was a day for defense. good game, tough way to lose it.

  174. seatownballers says: Jan 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    Frozen tears taste better

  175. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM

    kidsamoa260 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM
    Pftpoet, usdcoyotefan suck it up and bask in its glow!
    —————————-
    As a Packers fan, I AM basking in its glow.

  176. pressytodd says: Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM

    can`t blame the refs for this loss skol

  177. jmethane says: Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM

    The best team doesn’t always win…..Go Panthers, shouldn’t take much to win next week….
    ———

    Stay tuned you are about to learn something. This game was played in zero degrees. It was not conventional by any means. Next week the Hawks will look much different I am sure.

  178. teamnorsecore says: Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM

    Is it written in the stars with the Vikings? I cannot believe how my team does this every time in big games. What is it going to take to break this curse!

  179. lastnameiswilson says: Jan 10, 2016 4:43 PM

    Thoughts and prayers sent to the Minnesota players and fans in attendance. What a game! Yea, missed FG, but I’m speechless….you played EXTREMELY TOUGH! Keep your head up PROPS!

  180. heybackatyou says: Jan 10, 2016 4:43 PM

    Laces are just part of it…the holder was wearing gloves so he couldn’t spin the ball properly. But that ball was going wide from the git go.
    Nobody will buy Walsh or the holder a beer for the rest of their lives.

  181. docsmith54 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:44 PM

    I would bet dollars to doughnuts that Walsh saw the kick all the way. And that, the look-up, is a problem in kicking as it in in golf. I bet he never saw his foot contact the ball. Eyes were up. Ugly as sin.

  182. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:44 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM
    HAHAHAHAHAHA I KNEW IT!!!!!! The Vikings ALWAYS choke! The spirit of Gary Anderson was with them today.

    —————————–

    They’re still better than the team that got swept at home vs the NFCN.

  183. youknowiknowitall says: Jan 10, 2016 4:45 PM

    Wow, so yesterday’s theme of the aholes/Rooneys (PIT) winning continues into today with the SEA win. YAWN.

    If that holds true (with a wink to the NFL upholders of integrity), I’m thinking NE gets shafted next week vs. KC and the haters will be OK with that (because, crooked or not, what will the children think?)

  184. bvolke says: Jan 10, 2016 4:45 PM

    Walsh is Finkle. Finkle is Walsh.

  185. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:45 PM

    440Barracuda says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:44 PM
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM
    HAHAHAHAHAHA I KNEW IT!!!!!! The Vikings ALWAYS choke! The spirit of Gary Anderson was with them today.

    —————————–

    They’re still better than the team that got swept at home vs the NFCN.

    ———————–

    I just realized I must dumb that down a bit. Better than the Packers.

  186. corporatemediaprostitute says: Jan 10, 2016 4:45 PM

    Suck it, Trebek!

  187. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 4:46 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM
    God does answer prayer!

    ——————————–

    If that was true, would your life really be what it is?

  188. bmoreblaze says: Jan 10, 2016 4:47 PM

    Couldn’t of happen to a better fan base

  189. smokehouse56 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:48 PM

    Great game to watch. I had no dog in this fight but can see why these two teams deserved to be in the playoffs. As the announcer said, you can’t practice a pressure three foot putt to win the Masters and you sure as hell can’t practice a field goal with that pressure. My hats off to both teams. Now, if the Eagles ever sign a head coach maybe we can be there in ten years.

  190. dirtdawg54 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:48 PM

    AP has played five playoff games. He has rushed 116 times for 412 yards, a 3.55 average. And while he has five TDS, he also has 3 fumbles. And they’re 1 – 4 in those games.

    AP? More like PU!

  191. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 10, 2016 4:48 PM

    I hate the Seahawks, but that PI call was nonsense. Rudolph charged into Chancellor and then threw his arms up in the air and staggered around. If that were an NHL game, Rudolph would have penalized for flopping.

  192. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Jan 10, 2016 4:48 PM

    Do all the Packer fans look and sound like the “discount double check guy”

  193. minanten says: Jan 10, 2016 4:49 PM

    Michael Bennett should be the MVP of that game!

  194. skawh says: Jan 10, 2016 4:50 PM

    C’mon, give Walsh a break. It was his great effort making three previous field goals in brutal weather conditions that put Minnesota in position to win. Missed field goals is a part of NFL history. See Buffalo kicker Scott Norlin.

    Congrats to Minnesota for a great season. Absolutely no one gave them a chance to win their division.

    The Seattle offense that appeared today was the offense that plagued their team in the first third of the season. Minnesota defense kept heat on Wilson all day!

  195. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Jan 10, 2016 4:52 PM

    cribbage12 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:20 PM
    CCCHHHOOOKKKKEEEE!!!!!!!

    Like I always say…..

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!!! SKOL!!!!

    —————————————–

    Typical childish troll. More worried about gloating over another team’s loss than their own supposed “favorite” team kicking off in 10 minutes.

    ————————————-

    Amen! Its a football game and our lives go on like any other day no matter who wins or loses!

  196. arnoldziffel says: Jan 10, 2016 4:52 PM

    Prediction: All the alcohol in the State of Minnesota will be consumed this evening. Governor proclaims Monday as an official state hangover day.

  197. packersonlywin says: Jan 10, 2016 4:52 PM

    What an expected CHOKE! Now Queen fans can turn their attention to the team they hate to SECRETLY LOVE the PACKERS! GOPACKGO! Show the Queens how it’s done!

  198. octd30 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    Said it in an earlier post- how can the Hawks get so lucky in the playoffs year after year? 4th Quarter against GB last year, miracle catch in the SB last year, now multiple times in this game. Hopefully the luck runs out next week…

    On a side note- Bengals and Vikings fans get robbed this year

  199. superbowl48champs says: Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    Feel bad for the kicker but without him Vikings would not have even been in that position to begin with.

  200. sloppymoe says: Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    Finkle is Einhorn. Einhorn is Finkle. #GoHawks

  201. vicnocal says: Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    MARVIN LEWIS is Pete Carroll minus the missed chip shot field goals and Brandon Bostick’d onside kicks.

  202. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    That was hilarious.

    #VikingsUnworthyOfPurple

  203. lscottman3 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:54 PM

    Forget all this blame stuff

    What was the pressure of the balls?

  204. jbdvks says: Jan 10, 2016 4:54 PM

    This is really hurtful. Is this a curse or what? Why Blair?

  205. eglsfan says: Jan 10, 2016 4:55 PM

    You neon hacks got off lucky & you know it

  206. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:55 PM

    “This crap is SO rigged in order to set up the Panthers-Seahawks rematch”

    Not sure how a gift PI call that moved the Vikes along and their kicker missing could be called “fixed” in favor of Seattle.

    “Oh where oh where is pftpoet???”

    Currently composing a rant that will claim the league cheated the Vikings in about 17 different ways and that the game was totally fixed.

    This will include claiming that the league planted thousands of fake fans that all exhaled as hard as they could simultaneously to create a fake gust of wind to make the kick miss.

  207. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 10, 2016 4:56 PM

    It’s good being a Hawks fan. We get lucky as hell against the north teams. What a sweat.

  208. laces out says: Jan 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    My time has finally come!!!

  209. purpleguy says: Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    Still thawing out from that game. Congrats Hawks fans, thought we had you there. Still proud of my team and all the fans that froze off their posteriors with me today. How Walsh could make all those long FGs and miss the short one is beyond me.

  210. breadmeatcheese says: Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    Blair, those are The Facts of Life. Lol

  211. lambeaudungbarn says: Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    The Keystone Cops Strike again!

  212. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM
    kidsamoa260 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM
    Pftpoet, usdcoyotefan suck it up and bask in its glow!
    —————————-
    As a Packers fan, I AM basking in its glow.

    ———————-

    Because, to a troll, a Viking loss is obviously more important than the Packer game that’s currently on.

  213. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 5:04 PM

    toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:48 PM
    Do all the Packer fans look and sound like the “discount double check guy”
    ////////////////////////////////

    Already? Your team just got jobbed, and you have Packer fan insults and putdowns ready to “send?” For the love of God, get a life.

  214. dukeearl says: Jan 10, 2016 5:07 PM

    skawh, ” Minnesota defense kept heat on Wilson all day!”
    *************
    except for that one play…

  215. minneanderthals says: Jan 10, 2016 5:08 PM

    Choke?

    Choke choke choke choke choke Choke choke choke choke choke

  216. dejc421 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

    mswravens says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    So there will be two teams playing next week that don’t deserve to be there…
    _________

    Both teams deserve to be there. Otherwise change the rules whereby 27 yard FG’s are automatic with the game on the line … or how about no fumbles allowed when your team is ahead and has the ball in the opponents territory with under 2 minutes and while your at it maybe 2nd and goal in the Superbowl should be an automatic touchdown and interceptions are not allowed.

  217. shadywarrior says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    Order your very own Blair Walsh jersey NOW! Delivers in 3-5 business days, to the house just to the left of yours!

  218. squawktalkseahawk says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    Good game, Viking fans.
    That team will continue to make you proud in the year’s to come. Unlike the Packers who can’t face the fact that their best days are potentially behind them.
    For those of you claiming how lucky Seattle’s been these past years…you show your ignorance of the game and aren’t taken seriously. And your teams probably stopped playing meaningful football weeks ago.
    For you Carolina fans spouting off about next week…get your Big Boy pants on. You can’t pipe in subzero weather.
    If you aren’t nervous, you should be.

  219. billbrasky72 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    All the analysts are saying they feel bad for Blair. Really? Having to live with that for the rest of his life is far less than the punishment he actually deserves. One job.

  220. pinkmist4 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    That was a very good display of defense from both sides. I had to mock all the cold weather nonsense, but I have a lot of respect for that team and coach.

    If it’s any consolation, the Pack are going down next. Rodgers sacked for a safety….

  221. Swift Tee says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    Priest Holmes was a decent NFL running back…

  222. skolvikes says: Jan 10, 2016 5:11 PM

    Packer trolls:

    “Vikings will finish 4-12, last in the NFCN”
    “Vikings will lose their last 6 games.”
    “Vikings won’t make the playoffs.”
    “Vikings will get smoked by Green Bay to lose the division.”
    “Vikings will get crushed by Seattle.”

    Vikings lose 10-9 in the playoffs:

    Packer trolls: See i told you so!

    Good win Seahawks fans. Enjoy it.

  223. burtreynoldstoupee says: Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    Great game. While as a Viking fan it’s disappointing, to play at this level after being 3-13 just a short time ago is incredible. It’s a shame they will lose the outdoor elements after this year. If they can shore up their offensive line they will be a serious Super Bowl contender next year. Hats off to the Seahawks.

  224. ninnerfansince2012 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    Shank you very much Vikings!

  225. thebirdofprey says: Jan 10, 2016 5:22 PM

    The Seahawks draft players with grit in mind. That game took guts, hats off to both teams. Great game in terrible conditions.

    I thought of Seattle got throw this game they would roll through Carolina.

  226. sundog05 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:23 PM

    Any idea who will be Peter King’s “Goat of the Week”?

  227. drswaggletooth says: Jan 10, 2016 5:23 PM

    My condolences Vike fans. Regale in the season. You got the NFC North and outplayed the Seahawks till the last minute. As a Packer fan I know how lucky the Seahawks are however they are coached up to take advantage of breaks. They had nothing to do with that missed FG though.
    —————————————————–

    Outplayed Seattle…no outscored yes, but all the points came from Seattle mistakes and penalties. So you can in no way say they outplayed Seattle in any aspect of the game…Seattle was choking all day long, and bad calls put the Vikings in the spot to win…Blame it on Karma.

  228. jh82208 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:25 PM

    I can appreciate the enthusiasm of my fellow Viking fans but in reality we’re doomed unless Walsh, Peterson and Norv Turner get their walking papers. Blair stopped being clutch after his rookie year, Peterson will never stop running with the ball out and Norv Turner still calls an offense like its 1993.

  229. fmc651 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    pftpoet is not a Vikings fan. Panther and Hawks fans here are unaware. It is Tokyo the packer troll.

  230. drswaggletooth says: Jan 10, 2016 5:30 PM

    You neon hacks got off lucky & you know it
    ——————————————————

    How about the phantom PI call on Kam that made the FG attempt possible…or the phantom horse collar, that gave them the previous field goal…or the offensive PI that ended up getting called on Sherm ? Talk about lucky, that is what the Vike’s had going in their favor the entire game…until it mattered.

  231. balt88 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:31 PM

    Ah now who are the Vikings going to blame.

    Because it’s ALWAYS someone else’s fault.

    Can you blame the Packers, probably not.

    Can you blame the Giants this time? well no.

    Well, it’s got to be the Saints. What, no?

    The NFL? They did gift you a very dodgy PI call to win the game and you still choked.

    Not really sure but I’m waiting to hear who’s fault it is this time…

  232. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jan 10, 2016 5:31 PM

    lapantherfan86 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM
    As a panther fan, none of the potential matchups had me worried, but after seeing the Seahawks flail up and down the field today, I’ve never been more confident that we will absolutely dismantle them. Can’t wait to see you next week, Seattle.
    *************************************************
    I hope your team shares your overconfidence!

  233. aaronitout12 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:32 PM

    skolvikes says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:11 PM
    Packer trolls:

    “Vikings will finish 4-12, last in the NFCN”
    “Vikings will lose their last 6 games.”
    “Vikings won’t make the playoffs.”
    “Vikings will get smoked by Green Bay to lose the division.”
    “Vikings will get crushed by Seattle.”

    Vikings lose 10-9 in the playoffs:

    Packer trolls: See i told you so!

    Good win Seahawks fans. Enjoy it.

    ===================================

    Yea, all Pack fans said that…..

    All fan bases have trolls. AL OF THEM! Vikes played tough today, I give them props. Good D, stellar coach! That being said, both sides are gonna smack talk each other…..that is what you call a rivalry. And if you can’t take it don’t go on PFT. Otherwise come back on in about 3 hours, because our Packers Offense can’t do a thing……again.

  234. thereallybiglebowski says: Jan 10, 2016 5:32 PM

    I’m happy with this season. We were not supposed to make the playoffs…we did. We were not supposed to win the North…we did. We were not supposed to give the Seahawks a game…we did. As far as I’m concerned, we are a year ahead of schedule. Zimmer as this team going in the right direction and the future looks bright. Yes, it was a sucky way to lose but I’m still happy with how this season.

  235. bleck5 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:34 PM

    Yes Vikings choked and lost a game they had won. And it takes skill to miss such a gimme field goal. But Packer fans need to stop the trash talk. You have been disgraceful this season and lost to the bears and lions at home! You lost the division to the Vikings and as of right now the Redskins winner of the NFC least have 11 unanswed points on your team

  236. kitmandew says: Jan 10, 2016 5:36 PM

    Great! Can’t wait to get the squirmy little SeaChickens into our house for a playoff game…. Please bring the same offense you brought to Minnesota and you’ll get beat by three touchdowns by the MVP and his boys! Let’s go Panthers! Keep Pounding!

  237. gopack12go says: Jan 10, 2016 5:40 PM

    Not sure if it’s worse to choke like the Vikings or to get crushed as my Pack are doing right now. As it stands, I feel a similar pain. Really good game, Vikings, until your kicker choked. You will be an admirable opponent for years to come it seem.

  238. kvnhlstd says: Jan 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    Packer trolls:

    “Vikings will finish 4-12, last in the NFCN”
    “Vikings will lose their last 6 games.”
    “Vikings won’t make the playoffs.”
    “Vikings will get smoked by Green Bay to lose the division.”
    “Vikings will get crushed by Seattle.”

    Vikings lose 10-9 in the playoffs because we choked. But at least the Packers made it to the NFC championship game.

    Packer trolls: See i told you so, one and done… along with us.

    Good win Seahawks fans. Enjoy it.

  239. krm62015 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    I love the Panther fans coming on here thinking the way this game went will be like the one in NC next week. It was the 3rd coldest playoff game ever, you could tell that both offenses were playing to not have turnovers or big mistakes. Panther fans should probably remember that they won in Seattle when Pro-Bowl LB Wagner was not playing, and Kam was just back. It took a mistake by Kam covering the TE for the Panthers to win. Its gonna be another slug-fest next week.

  240. bullogne says: Jan 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    No team gets more end of game playoff breaks than the Seahawks.
    Romo’s gaff, Packers collapse last year, and now a missed 27 yd FG miss. Can anyone else name another team so fortunate?

  241. vincelombardisghost says: Jan 10, 2016 5:45 PM

    The PFT Poet is surprisingly quiet. When things were going well during the season, he/she couldn’t shut up. And now in defeat? Crickets. Come on, Poet. We want to hear from you. We’ve got a warm piece of humble pie just waiting for you.

  242. earlcampbellrules says: Jan 10, 2016 5:50 PM

    In 2 games vs Seattle this year the Vikes offense scored 0 TD’s. Say what you want about Walsh, but when you have a QB that can’t even get a ball in the end zone, you’re not going anywhere fast.

  243. skolvikes says: Jan 10, 2016 5:54 PM

    aaronitout12 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:32 P

    Yea, all Pack fans said that…..

    All fan bases have trolls. AL OF THEM! Vikes played tough today, I give them props. Good D, stellar coach! That being said, both sides are gonna smack talk each other…..that is what you call a rivalry. And if you can’t take it don’t go on PFT. Otherwise come back on in about 3 hours, because our Packers Offense can’t do a thing……again.

    ——

    That’s why I said Packer trolls…..

  244. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 10, 2016 5:54 PM

    Tough way to lose, but the future is bright for this team. Did anyone on earth give the Vikings a chance to win this game, and here they were kicking a 27-yard field goal for the win. This team learned how to win in the regular season this year and next year I expect them to show they’ve learned how to win in the playoffs. Nobody was predicting Super Bowl this year, but next year expectations will be much higher.

  245. drswaggletooth says: Jan 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    No team gets more end of game playoff breaks than the Seahawks.
    Romo’s gaff, Packers collapse last year, and now a missed 27 yd FG miss. Can anyone else name another team so fortunate?
    ____________________________
    How about the patriot’s in last years superbowl? You have to recognize the opportunity for the field goal was a gift, between bad play calling from Seattle and the phantom PI call, that was clearly offensive PI. Without that call it is like 4th and 13 against the LOB.

  246. dan3rd says: Jan 10, 2016 5:57 PM

    Why didn’t Peterson run the ball at the right hash mark like the play was intended. Tried to do too much on that one but no reason to keep bitchin’ and griping. I’m gonna enjoy them getting further than any of us expected this year and a whole lot can happen between now and the 2016 season but I see a lot of promise. Go Vikings!

  247. oreo51 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:57 PM

    The best team won.

    Ya, Sure. Youbetcha!

  248. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    Ball don’t lie.

  249. number1hawkfan says: Jan 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    Let’s hope beaterson isn’t near any of his 7 kids with 7 different women after that loss. We all know that ain’t happening. It’s not like he’s a good father or anything.

  250. lanman11 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:03 PM

    ratsfoiledagain says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM
    Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

    There was some luck for NE in the SB last year regarding the last play. Seattle got some luck today.

    It’s playoff football in very cold weather that affected both teams, regardless of what some Minnesotan’s think.

    Minnesota should be back in the playoffs next year.

    ******************************************************

    I take exception to this comment. The Seahawks were the lucky ones in the Super Bowl last year. They had several near miraculous plays to keep them in it. The Patriots dominated for more than 2.5 of the 4 quarters. Were it not for the miraculous plays it would have been more, and the Seahawks would have been down by a couple scores at least. After Kearse caught the ball off his arse to put Seattle in a position to earn the winning score late in the game, Malcolm Butler made a superior defensive play to seal the win. Remember, the Patriots were still ahead and WINNING the game at that point. It was poo pooed and assumed Seattle would have scored if they ran the ball, but that never happened and there is no proof it would have happened, or that Lynch would not have fumbled, or that there wouldn’t have been a penalty pushing Seattle backwards etc. All kinds of things can happen. What actually happened was the Patriots outplayed the Seashawks on the game’s most pivotal play. It was thought that Butler made the play of his life and would never be heard from again. Malcolm Butler came into the 2015 season wanting to prove he wasn’t just a one-play wonder. Mission accomplished. Butler was rewarded Tuesday night (before Christmas) with a Pro Bowl selection in just his second NFL season and first as a starter. Butler joined former Patriots cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Aqib Talib on the Pro Bowl selection list, along with Chris Harris, Josh Norman, Marcus Peters, Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman. Pretty good company. Had Sherman made that pick on the Patriots, it would be touted as a superior defensive play. Give Butler and the Patriots credit. They went out and WON that game STRAIGHT UP.

  251. aspirin1979 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:03 PM

    Vikings are a very young team on the rise. Big improvement on last year. NFCN Champs is the best realistic outcome for the team this year. Draft well, pick up a FA if possible, or make a trade and reload, line ’em up again next year. SKOL VIKINGS!!

  252. fbref99 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:03 PM

    thereallybiglebowski says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:32 PM
    I’m happy with this season. We were not supposed to make the playoffs…we did. We were not supposed to win the North…we did. We were not supposed to give the Seahawks a game…we did. As far as I’m concerned, we are a year ahead of schedule. Zimmer as this team going in the right direction and the future looks bright. Yes, it was a sucky way to lose but I’m still happy with how this season.

    Are you serious??? Every “expert” and Viking fan had them going to the playoffs!!! Stop with your rose cred glasses like you expected nothing from this team

  253. babygaga19 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:04 PM

    Magnificent!!! Total epic choke that will be a gift that keeps on giving this off-season! Paging Bustwater. Once again, Tiny Teddy disappears in the fourth quarter. Oueen Nation, is Tiny Teddy still the GOAT?? HAHHAHAHAHAHAH! Have a killer off-season! LMAO!

  254. 2ruefan says: Jan 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:28 PM

    I posted the other day that Vikes have been bottom feeders for so long that it wouldn’t change this weekend.

    OK, so you posted it the “other day” and repeated it here. Is it any MORE intelligent or accurate now?

    Or did you just need to embarrass yourself TWICE in two days?

    How is the 3rd seed in the playoffs a “bottom feeder’?

  255. thehighhat says: Jan 10, 2016 6:09 PM

    Seattle’s run of luck is unprecedented. Maybe Willow does have hot line to the big man upstairs!

  256. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:11 PM

    Walsh may be able to make the long field goals but there is something very wrong with him for distances under 50.

    I wonder if this is like when the packers almost cut Crosby after his awful streak. Do you stick it out like they did? But I don’t remember Crosby missing 27 yard field goal to win a playoff game. Walsh is missing extra points too, regularly. He is unreliable.

  257. 2ruefan says: Jan 10, 2016 6:11 PM

    fbref99
    What “experts” were you listening to. Hardly anybody predicted the Vikings being a playoff team.
    MOST of them predicted 3rd place in the North and about 9-7, and out of playoffs. Almost to a person.
    Peter King was the exception and even he was hesitant.

    And by NO means did “every” Vikings fan promise the playoffs. So, take off your GREEN colored glasses and quit coming on here posting things just to taunt fans of a team who just had a brutal loss.

  258. lapantherfan86 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    Stay tuned you are about to learn something. This game was played in zero degrees. It was not conventional by any means. Next week the Hawks will look much different I am sure.

    I thought the cold didn’t matter to the Hawks bc of Russ Wilsons “giant” hands. His words.

    That being said, I’m sure the Hawks will look a lot different next week. Every team Carolina has played has given them their best shot, trying to play spoiler to the best, instead of just being the best themselves. Part of the reason the Hawks looked so pathetic today is bc they are so blood thirsty for Carolina that they forgot they had to beat the Vikes first to even get there.

    Freezing or not, if Seattle brings the same garbage to the field that they brought today, Carolina will make them pay. Guaranteed.

  259. babygaga19 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    At least Scott Norwood barely missed a long one! Blair? Choking the gimme!

  260. skawh says: Jan 10, 2016 6:18 PM

    To those saying how “lucky” Seattle is. How many 15 yard penalties called against Seattle in the second half that put the Vikings in position to score points in the second half?

    Hats off to the Vikings for making it very close game. Nothing but respect for that defense! Tough loss, and no one knows more about tough losses than being 2nd and goal from the one to ice a back to back SB win.

    Keep your head up Minnesota. You’ve much to feel proud about this year, and next season looks very promising!

  261. kvnhlstd says: Jan 10, 2016 6:19 PM

    So, take off your GREEN colored glasses and quit coming on here posting things just to taunt fans of a team who just had a brutal loss.

    ___________________________________

    Packers fans gloating about your epic choke on this thread… its called “turn about” You minnie fans have reaped what you have sewed since last January today…

  262. artic19 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:19 PM

    Must be nice to get beat and still come away with a win.

  263. fbref99 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:23 PM

    skooter519 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM
    Is it too much to ask the holder to take the gloves off for one play? He could have spun that ball around.

    He hit a 40 yarder with the laces in earlier….your excuse is invalid

  264. ducksk says: Jan 10, 2016 6:25 PM

    I will taunt queen fans til the day I die. I’m young too. Your franchise is a joke full of men that are jokes.

  265. whatjusthapped says: Jan 10, 2016 6:26 PM

    I simply marvel at the endless ways the Vikings find to lose playoff games. Say what you want about Gary Anderson’s miss but that was at a point in the game where the Vikings already had a lead and that game ended in OT.

    This one has to hurt for a very long time.

  266. breadmeatcheese says: Jan 10, 2016 6:35 PM

    I can appreciate the enthusiasm of my fellow Viking fans but in reality we’re doomed unless Walsh, Peterson and Norv Turner get their walking papers. Blair stopped being clutch after his rookie year, Peterson will never stop running with the ball out and Norv Turner still calls an offense like its 1993.

    This is true. Norv’s entire career is based on the fact that he happened to be coach when Emmit Smith was playing.

  267. minnescrotums says: Jan 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    Vikings fans can’t say “choke” ever again.

    Thanks, Blair. You’ve made my day!

  268. Microbeer says: Jan 10, 2016 6:45 PM

    I guess weather did play a part in this game

  269. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 10, 2016 6:47 PM

    tvguy22 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:23 PM
    How could there be so much bad football and so many choking dogs in the playoffs?
    ————————-

    This your first Wilcard Weekend? There are always at least a couple of what the heck are they doing there teams almost every year. Yes, Houston was meat on the table and Cincy self immolated but you can’t take anything from either team playing in those conditions today

  270. nmccarty82 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:51 PM

    Interviewer: Is there anyone on the Seattle defense that can stop you Adrian?

    Adrian: No, nobody can stop me.

    Interviewer: you had 18 yards on 13 carries last time you two played-

    Adrian: We weren’t aggressive enough, I didn’t switch hand like I was supposed to, we didn’t play that well that day, I should have cut more here and there. Nobody can stop me, nobody.

    AP’s totals today: 23 carries for 45 yards, 1 fumble*

    *game changing fumble

    Yeah Adrian, nobody can stop you…from fumbling!

  271. kmossg says: Jan 10, 2016 6:55 PM

    The call for PI was a good one, you cannot impede the receivers progress like kam did there. Same flag was thrown on munnerlyn earlier in the game, though it was illegal contact as the ball was not in the air at the time. I thought the officiating was on point today, I did not disagree with one call.

    I usually don’t do this, but I place 100% of the blame on Blair Walsh (to his credit, he said the same thing after the game). You can’t fault the Vikings offense for not scoring enough, the conditions were brutal, and they played a very solid game. Same goes for the laces out, if you watched the whole game, you should’ve noticed that locke wasn’t turning the ball for any of the kicks. The laces were straight towards walsh on an earlier kick as well. My guess is the coaching staff told him just to get the ball down and not worry about the spin because of the weather.

    And I think it was also clear that the Seahawks are more talented than the Vikings. Zimmer out coached Pete all day but the play that changed the game was the botched snap. On a play like that, schemes go out the window and it comes down to individual talent. RW showed that he was the best player on the field today.

  272. pack13queens0 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:55 PM

    Sweet Justice. Minnesota Vikings, 55 Years of being the most futile team & futile fans in the NFL.

  273. hawktawker says: Jan 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    vikingsftw says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM
    The futility of being a Vikings fan lives on. Why can this team never win a game that matters? It’s just sickening. Thanks for a rotten feeling offseason Blair Walsh!
    **************************

    I really do feel bad for your sentiment because as a 76′ Seahawks fan I can so relate! Your team is on the rise to be sure! Skol!

  274. realqc says: Jan 10, 2016 6:58 PM

    Funny how everybody thinks the Panthers arent better than they were in the first matchup also….

  275. rickybobbie says: Jan 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    Zimmer is a good coach. Wish he would have had a different outcome. Defense played very well, offense did just enough, a freakin kicker cramped all over the what was a very entertaining game.

  276. dudeicle says: Jan 10, 2016 7:03 PM

    And I thought last year’s Green Bay choke job was epic

  277. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 7:04 PM

    Sad, currently, the Packers are in a battle for their playoff lives, and so many of their “fans” think it’s more important to be trolling on PFT.

  278. mrgaryanderson says: Jan 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    YES! I am off the hook!

  279. frank booth says: Jan 10, 2016 7:07 PM

    I’m not a Vikings’ fan at all, but I don’t like seeing a team lose like that. It was a bad miss, but Walsh’s leg was the difference in 3 Vikings wins this year.

    The weather was definitely an equalizer. It clearly affected everyone, but it had a greater effect on Seattle’s offense.

    The Seahawks didn’t look at all like they had the last few weeks, nor did Wilson, and having a third-string rusher who was traded once and cut twice this year, as opposed to Lynch, didn’t help things.

    Even though it’s hard to look at numbers in a game like this, it’s another typical Teddy Bridgewater game- 150 yds, 0 TD’s, 0 INT’s, and a bunch of field goals.

    He’s consistently proving that he is exactly what you see; A guy with all of the intangibles and the talent to be a consistent game manager who won’t throw you into trouble but won’t get you into the end zone.

  280. hawktawker says: Jan 10, 2016 7:10 PM

    blairwalshisthenewrayfinkle says:
    *************
    Just wanted to give you props on the name. I did, laugh out load.

  281. anarchopurplism says: Jan 10, 2016 7:10 PM

    Until 11:42 of the 4th Quarter in the 3rd coldest playoff game in NFL history, one of the most fun sporting experiences of my life.

    Thoughts on the game
    -Hats off to Seattle. Tough game, but just enough plays were made

    -Vikings D played lights out. If Josh Robinson stays focused & does not allow his man to get free on the 35 yard, bad snap, turned fumble turned long pass……its a very different game.

    -AD just does not get it. When you are getting tackled, you need to brace & use 2 hands.

    -Blair Walsh, no excuses.

    -Norv, there were multiple trips to the red zone without a single chance at throwing a TD pass into the end zone. One time, it was on third & goal…..no routes into the paint. Cmon man.
    …Also, 3rd down on the final drive was a PERFECT opportunity to play action AD to the left, then roll out Teddy to the right with a throw to TE in the end zone, run for 1st down/TD or slide in bounds. If your young QB makes a big play, its confidence he can take with him going forward.
    …This team needs more Zig when the other team is expecting Zag

    Great season Vikes. As a super fan that attended the game, I was hoping for 9-7 & Wildcard. 11-5, NFC North Champ & an opportunity to be at the 1st outdoor playoff game since 1976 was super fun.

  282. frank booth says: Jan 10, 2016 7:11 PM

    440Barracuda says:
    Jan 10, 2016 7:04 PM

    Sad, currently, the Packers are in a battle for their playoff lives, and so many of their “fans” think it’s more important to be trolling on PFT.
    ==================================
    You’d be surprised at what people can do these days. They can actually watch TV and be on the internet at the same time.

    Did you know that some people actually eat and/or drink during football games.

    Plus, there are a lot of stoppages in football games. You should catch a game some time.

  283. gohawks2015 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:11 PM

    lapantherfan86 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:37 PM
    ———————————

    Have no doubt about it. We are bringing it to your house.

  284. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Jan 10, 2016 7:13 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:25 PM
    HAHAHAHAHAHA I KNEW IT!!!!!! The Vikings ALWAYS choke! The spirit of Gary Anderson was with them today.

    ————————————–
    Another delusional Packers fan from the University of South Dakota

    Wow, that’s a national powerhouse college program there!

  285. tqaztec says: Jan 10, 2016 7:17 PM

    I don’t like re-runs.

  286. pemory says: Jan 10, 2016 7:19 PM

    Tough to win when ya don’t score any touchdowns.

  287. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:26 PM

    lanman11- I’d say the Pats were the luckiest of them all and I take exception with your lack of knowledge on a game you won. Here’s the trump card the seahawks had all four starts in their secondary either tear or sprain ligaments in the game. As time went on those injuries stiffened up and Brady found success.

    Not only is that bad luck to have a torn mcl torn elbow ligament and be armless and turn ACL and broken forearm and torn labrum. This isn’t is quite literally the best secondary of all time and they were NOT hurt they were Injured and needed surgery. They gutted it out and played in the game but any objective person would tell you it affected their overall ability to play.

    So while Seattle had one lucky catch they still had the ball down at the goaline with the best post season rb and got cute and lost. The Pats got the seahawks at their lowest of the whole season. Remember the LOB is arguably the catalyst to what will go down as the best defense of all time when time passes and we look back retrospectively to how incredible they have been for so long.

    The Pats were significantly more lucky if just one of those all pros wasn’t hurt it likely results in a Seattle win. If they were not super banged up and needed surgery the seahawks probably win by double digits.

    You my friend forgot the rhetoric after the game was how lucky the Pats were, we can pick through some stats all we want but watching the game it’s clear Pats had lady luck alot themselves. Pats still won but it was huge having 3 all pros get injured right before the Sb.

  288. therussellwilsonshow says: Jan 10, 2016 7:29 PM

    Call it luck or whatever you want. That bogus PI on Kam was a terrible call and very lucky for the Vikings. Vikings aren’t lining up for that short FG without a crap call. Justice is served.

    Seahawks offense was terrible today and all Bevell wanted to do is go for the kill shot deep down field. Wasting downs on the long ball all day, when Russell just didn’t have the touch in the frozen conditions. Then winding up fourth and just short and punting. Concentrate on ball control offense and we have another couple sustained drives and chances to score points.

    Tough one for Vikings. Had the perfect start and stopped the Seahawks offense nearly the entire game. Vikings took advantage of Hawks mistakes and Seahawks did the same with AP fumble. The difference, Russell turns a disaster snap into first and goal and Hawks score a touchdown. Vikings never found the endzone…and Teddy isn’t the magician that Russell is.

    Hope Hawks get Luke Willson and BeastMode back next week. We need everybody we can get for Carolina next week.

    Go Hawks!

  289. therealnorwegianblue says: Jan 10, 2016 7:31 PM

    On behalf of all the NFL teams not based in New England, Baltimore, and maybe a couple of other places, we’ll gladly take Walsh if the Minnesota fans don’t want him.

  290. lavamachine says: Jan 10, 2016 7:35 PM

    Queens classic heart warming loss, ha,ha,ha.

    Purple ponytails your a joke, always have been!

  291. rw3sluxuriouscurls says: Jan 10, 2016 7:45 PM

    That was an ugly offensive display by both teams! AP RB supah starrah only 40 yards? Our 3rd string back doubled that! But other than that our fannies were very red from the defense as well as the igloo we played in. Good job Vikings. I
    see great things in this teams future.
    I’m happy the game went this way so now hopefully the media will stop anointing the Seahawks SB50 champs before a game is played! Anyone can win on any given Sunday & I believe we will be back to normal against Carolina as we will not

  292. gopackgocausecowboysblow says: Jan 10, 2016 7:45 PM

    Choke + Goat = Adrian Peterson

  293. 440Barracuda says: Jan 10, 2016 7:46 PM

    frank booth says:
    Jan 10, 2016 7:11 PM
    440Barracuda says:
    Jan 10, 2016 7:04 PM

    Sad, currently, the Packers are in a battle for their playoff lives, and so many of their “fans” think it’s more important to be trolling on PFT.
    ==================================
    You’d be surprised at what people can do these days. They can actually watch TV and be on the internet at the same time.

    Did you know that some people actually eat and/or drink during football games.

    Plus, there are a lot of stoppages in football games. You should catch a game some time.

    ————————-

    I do that all the time, like right now, when it’s not one of my favorite teams playing. Because, reading and typing will take my attention away for a few seconds and I won’t do that. But, I understand Bears fans would desperately want something to take their attention away from having to watch their favorite team.

  294. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 10, 2016 7:58 PM

    minnescrotums says:
    Jan 10, 2016 6:43 PM

    Look at it this way:

    The Vikings choked.

    Their fans talked so much smack, and they choked.

    I couldn’t be happier.
    ———————-
    As a fellow Packer fan I could not agree more. Nothing makes me happier than a Viking loss. Including a Packer win.

  295. larjones64 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:00 PM

    I’m going to suggest that the Vikings trade AD to the Cowboys this offseason. Fleece Jerruh for all you can. Coming off another rushing title he should be bring a nice return. Jerruh will wet himself to get AD.

  296. clelek05 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:14 PM

    Have you ever stood on a football field at the 17 yard line and realized how close that is to the goal posts? I could easily kick a football through them if that was my job. Choke job. Vikings deserved to win!

  297. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:20 PM

    You just knew there would be another Bridgewater collapse today.

  298. h0metownzero says: Jan 10, 2016 8:24 PM

    This was the sort of magnificent Viking season that remind everyone that not all participant ribbons are created equal.

  299. cinzano08 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:29 PM

    Hey Hawks fans, they all even out. You win with luck and sometimes lose with luck.

  300. kevpft says: Jan 10, 2016 8:33 PM

    What a twist. He scores ALL the points for the Vikings, but can’t score the most important three they need.

    I feel bad for him and the team, but the way they broke down on the big Wilson scramble-pass was telling. They shouldn’t have needed a last-second field goal in the first place.

  301. marvin1958 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    “To all the real Viking fans out there like me. That was a hard loss to take, but nowhere near some Ive been through. I love me some Zimmer, he coaches to win instead of coaching not to lose( Frazier) . The vikes were playing with 5 rookies out there today, and all contributed. Teddy did his job at the end as that is his best attribute. Nothing the trolls can say to get me down, as all know Vikings outplayed Seahawks today and this year far exceeded my expectations”
    —————————————————————

    …and from a fan of the game, congrats to the Viking organization for a great turn-a-round season. The Vikes don’t have thing #1 to be ashamed of – good season. See you all next year.

    Go Packers!

  302. youdrivemenutseagles says: Jan 10, 2016 8:42 PM

    Of course Walsh will be remembered as “the reason the Vikings lost”, but he got them their only points. There isn’t a single other offensive player for the Vikings that did their job 75% correctly.

  303. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:47 PM

    I guarantee that Turdy Bridgechoker will NEVER win playoff game.

    Ever.

  304. pantherpro says: Jan 10, 2016 8:48 PM

    The 12th man is a joke. Didn’t even know Seattle has NFL team until five years ago. Hope the Panthers crush the pasty ones from dreary Seattle

  305. speakadatrut says: Jan 10, 2016 8:50 PM

    Seahawks got lucky, plain and simple. Looking forward to kicking you arrogant butts next year!

  306. dragonfly99 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:52 PM

    Remember last year when Viking fan joyfully ridiculed the Packers as chokers. Who’s laughing now. KHARMA.

  307. thegallopingghost says: Jan 10, 2016 8:55 PM

    I feel bad for both the Vikings and Bengals fans who were at the games. Sit through miserable weather and then lose heartbreaking games.

  308. metspeed21 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:02 PM

    Not surprised he missed the fg. I’ve always considered the Vikings to be the Browns of the NFC.

  309. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:10 PM

    CHOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tiny hands sure came up tiny in this one.

  310. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:13 PM

    Cheats won’t be there in the end to be kicking anyone’s rear ends.

  311. lanski5 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:14 PM

    Tough loss Vikings fans, I was actually pulling for your team to win, thus the reason you lost. Oh and 1 more thing, I know this will help ease your pain, the Packers crushed the Skins after spotting them 11 points. Was looking forward to the rubber match in Minny.

  312. isnotreality says: Jan 10, 2016 9:27 PM

    Any consolation to the Vike fans. Hawk fans had their epic meltdown nearly a year ago. I am still scarred…

  313. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:28 PM

    Don’t worry, Green Bay will be on the other side of such a shellacking next week, and you’ll be the one needing consoling.

  314. ricko1112 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:29 PM

    Did I miss the psi readings?

  315. bnwpnw says: Jan 10, 2016 9:33 PM

    That kick went down like a poison pill.

  316. drswaggletooth says: Jan 10, 2016 9:48 PM

    I take exception to this comment. The Seahawks were the lucky ones in the Super Bowl last year. They had several near miraculous plays to keep them in it. The Patriots dominated for more than 2.5 of the 4 quarters. Were it not for the miraculous plays it would have been more, and the Seahawks would have been down by a couple scores at least. After Kearse caught the ball off his arse to put Seattle in a position to earn the winning score late in the game, Malcolm Butler made a superior defensive play to seal the win.
    ____________________________
    You must be on drugs, tied first quater, tied q2, and 24-14 Seattle in the third, and 4th q, it was a come back on the last two drives by the Patriots and the first slant of season called by Seattle to choke, they choked huge after dominating the Patriots for 3/4s of the game.

  317. minnescrotums says: Jan 10, 2016 9:50 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jan 10, 2016 7:58 PM
    minnescrotums says:
    Jan 10, 2016 6:43 PM

    Look at it this way:

    The Vikings choked.

    Their fans talked so much smack, and they choked.

    I couldn’t be happier.
    ———————-
    As a fellow Packer fan I could not agree more. Nothing makes me happier than a Viking loss. Including a Packer win.

    ——

    Logged in under the wrong screen name, eh?

    I guess we now know who “numba1wiscosportsfan” is.

    Also Contra, Conor, Teddy, GenxJay, lindacaseauthor, and ariani.

    All the same person.

  318. liquidfrozentundra says: Jan 10, 2016 9:55 PM

    Chris Kluwe is laughing

  319. vikingsftw says: Jan 10, 2016 10:01 PM

    Still cant get the Poet out of his mom’s basement and post something here. Guess there was a lot of purple and gold confetti to put back in the attic tonight.

  320. djvh2 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:10 PM

    As a Packers fan, I have mixed feelings. The way Viking fans act, I want to rub it in. The real part of me feels for the players and (they must have some decent) fans. So I will post both responses.

    I was very wrong when I predicted a 27-6 SEA beat down. The Vikings played better and should have won.

    or

    Wow, Vikings fans thought for sure their team would win and start the dynasty. What a way to lose, and they had to be unprepared for a missed sure FG. Oh wait…

    Well, at least you never had to watch Favre throw away a playoff game. Oh wait …

    I’d like to see a Vikings/Browns Super Bowl just to see if the world would come to an end before the game finishes.

    To cornamcleod – hope you didn’t bet all of that money on Washington this week.

  321. drswaggletooth says: Jan 10, 2016 10:12 PM

    The 12th man is a joke. Didn’t even know Seattle has NFL team until five years ago. Hope the Panthers crush the pasty ones from dreary Seattle
    —————————————————
    You must have started watching football five years ago then, they have been in 3 of the last 10 Superbowls.

  322. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Jan 10, 2016 10:12 PM

    Viking fans, you’ve got a good team. The Vikings were tested by a more complete team and came up short. I wanted to see a rematch with the Packers but maybe next year. Anyway they’ll build on it.

  323. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Jan 10, 2016 10:14 PM

    It will be another Packer collapse in the desert next weekend and we’ll all be laughing when the mold and gold get waxed by the Cardinals!

  324. alliwantisluv says: Jan 10, 2016 10:32 PM

    The Vikings lost? Cannot be true. Their fans were so certain the Northern Champion team was all but a shoo in on the merry way to a title.. Especially after having dispatched the always over rated Packers and Erin (as they fondly refer to Rodgers). Oh, what an unfair twisted fate. Alas and alack, merciful heavens, oh my……

  325. backpacker1919 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:33 PM

    only read the word “choke” 2,385,692 on pft during the last 51 weeks.

    Too early?

  326. bluenose1965 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:41 PM

    Vikings and Skins losing the same day. PFT’s two most famous trolls will be crushed. Is this a bad thing?

  327. kvnhlstd says: Jan 10, 2016 10:43 PM

    It will be another Packer collapse in the desert next weekend and we’ll all be laughing when the mold and gold get waxed by the Cardinals!

    _________
    The Packers will probably lose next week, I know this I’m a realist. I also know the Packers have gone further than the Viking in the pay offs, get a better draft pick than the Vikings, and play an easier schedule than the Vikings next year.
    Last… we are a five seed playing against the two seed and the second best team in the league w/l wise… if we lose it was expected, unlike being the three seed at home against the six seed… blaming the only guy that scored for you today for an epic loss… your purple jesus choked your game away when he put the ball on the ground. Good luck next year, I’m sure we will be hearing all about the SB team you have assembled by April.

  328. seapat says: Jan 10, 2016 10:44 PM

    It’s funny to see comments on how Russell missed throws today. Lets see you go out in -10 weather and try to through that frozen brick with your tiny hands. You boys won’t even mow your own lawns if its below 60

  329. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jan 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    lapantherfan86 says:

    As a panther fan, none of the potential matchups had me worried, but after seeing the Seahawks flail up and down the field today, I’ve never been more confident that we will absolutely dismantle them. Can’t wait to see you next week, Seattle.
    ———————————————————-
    LOL, only if you can arrange for it to be -10 in Carolina or hire the Super Bowl XL refs. The Seahawks will trample the Panthers and their gummy-bear soft “MVP.”

    You won’t run. If you throw deep you’ll get picked. Our receivers can’t be covered by linebackers.

    Say hello to 15 and 2.

  330. babygaga19 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:48 PM

    What a magnificent, EPIC CHOKE! The Vikings never let me down! Hard to believe the Greatest Team of All Time is again a one and done wild card flop. Tiny Teddy once again disappears in the 4th quarter. How can this be for the GOAT???

    Cheer up Queen Nation. Soon you will be doing what you do best. Telling America over and over why the Queens are a team of destiny and will win next years SB. Keep it delusional baby. We are laughing hard and laughing at you! Thanks for the grins!

  331. kwardradio says: Jan 10, 2016 10:51 PM

    It was a great entertaining game with a surprise finish that had everyone buzzing, Vikings fans feel bad but they also get to rest easy knowing their team went to toe to toe with the Seahawks, a very good team, and almost won. Seahawks fans know this feeling…

    Vikings played great, and I agree with what Zimmer said after the game, very good team, who had a good season. A game to remember, for sure

  332. jmethane says: Jan 10, 2016 10:51 PM

    The 12th man is a joke. Didn’t even know Seattle has NFL team until five years ago.

    ——-

    Okay so you started watching football 5 years ago. Anything else?

  333. vikinganswer says: Jan 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    kvnhlstd says:
    Jan 10, 2016 10:43 PM

    It will be another Packer collapse in the desert next weekend and we’ll all be laughing when the mold and gold get waxed by the Cardinals!

    _________
    The Packers will probably lose next week, I know this I’m a realist. I also know the Packers have gone further than the Viking in the pay offs, get a better draft pick than the Vikings

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yo clueless. You don’t get a better pick. Packers are still alive. Guaranteed no better than 25th pick. Vikings are 23rd.

  334. kolbydoerge says: Jan 10, 2016 11:28 PM

    Coug’d It!

  335. powersnatch0102 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:45 PM

    The Life of a kicker. Keep your head up Blair.

  336. bordner says: Jan 11, 2016 12:01 AM

    Aaannndddd… the Minnesota vikings extend their NFL-record of one-and-done playoff appearances yet another year!

    Hang that up with your division flag!

  337. bordner says: Jan 11, 2016 12:09 AM

    I wanna post again just to make this the top article for the week. Good game vikings!

  338. bordner says: Jan 11, 2016 12:56 AM

    But… but… it was so cold!!!

  339. lapantherfan86 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:57 AM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:

    LOL, only if you can arrange for it to be -10 in Carolina or hire the Super Bowl XL refs. The Seahawks will trample the Panthers and their gummy-bear soft “MVP.”

    You won’t run. If you throw deep you’ll get picked. Our receivers can’t be covered by linebackers.

    Say hello to 15 and 2.

    —–

    You are absolutely right! The Hawks played a great game today and totally earned that win!

    What are the panthers going to do? All we have are the league mvp and 6 first team all pro bowlers. How are we ever going to match up against a dynasty who had to beat up on the Browns and the Ravens to get into the post season?!?!?! Help!!!

    The Seahawks are clowns. Their fans are even worse. I wanted the vikes to win today, not bc I was scared of Seattle, but bc I’ve been listening to their trash fans for too long. No, the weather won’t be -3 next week. Yes, we will run. Yes, we will throw deep. Yes, we will win.

    And there ain’t a damn thing your crap team can do about it.

  340. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2016 1:02 AM

    In two full games against Seattle, Minnesota has scored zero touchdowns. This, with the leading rusher in the NFL.

  341. 2064life says: Jan 11, 2016 1:31 AM

    Nothing but respect for the Vikings and their fans. Great game and great season. We know as good as anyone that any given sunday hearts get broken. Look forward to next year, and take it easy on the schnapps this year!

  342. leftguard68 says: Jan 11, 2016 2:29 AM

    On to Carolina. Go Hawks!

  343. aj66shanghai says: Jan 11, 2016 2:56 AM

    Not entertaining, games shouldn’t be played in that kind of cold. Better team won though.

  344. bartpkelly says: Jan 11, 2016 6:16 AM

    No one will blow out anyone for the rest of the playoffs in the NFC.

  345. derklempner says: Jan 11, 2016 7:04 AM

    Is it true?

    I heard a rumor that Teddy Bridgewater got lost going home after the Vikings’ loss.

    It turned out that somebody had painted an end zone in front of his house, and he had no idea where he was.

  346. woodbridgekid73 says: Jan 11, 2016 1:38 PM

    Carolina – Seattle is going to be a war. Can’t wait.

  347. danfl says: Jan 11, 2016 6:09 PM

    Go Hawks.

  348. larams29 says: Jan 11, 2016 7:44 PM

    Does anyone see an Ace Ventura Pet Detective 2 “The Return Of Lois Einhorn” sequel coming to theaters near you. Blair Walsh looses his mind, becomes a tranny and kidnaps the Seahawks mascot. And blames it on his holder. Really!!! twice with the laces in?

  349. larams29 says: Jan 11, 2016 7:48 PM

    The C’MON MAN of the year.

  350. westillkeeponlosing says: Jan 11, 2016 8:36 PM

    When it comes to the playoffs….Winners win. Losers lose. Plain and simple.

  351. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 12, 2016 6:24 PM

    440Barracuda says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM
    kidsamoa260 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 4:22 PM
    Pftpoet, usdcoyotefan suck it up and bask in its glow!
    —————————-
    As a Packers fan, I AM basking in its glow.

    ———————-

    Because, to a troll, a Viking loss is obviously more important than the Packer game that’s currently on.
    ———————————————————
    I know this sounds like science fiction to anybody who lives in Minnesota, but one can post comments on a phone while watching a game on TV.

  352. varangia says: Jan 14, 2016 12:24 AM

    Some people claim that experience doesn’t matter in the playoffs. The Steelers and Hawks show that it isn’t true.

  353. whodatnmyrtleb says: Jan 14, 2016 9:45 AM

    Vikings fans meltdowns are why I come to this site. They never let me down.

  354. killitandeatit says: Jan 14, 2016 10:05 AM

    The best way to fix games is for a kicker to miss field goals. That is the first commandment of how to control the score.

  355. aaronitout12 says: Jan 14, 2016 7:30 PM

    440Barracuda says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    Because, to a troll, a Viking loss is obviously more important than the Packer game that’s currently on.

    ===================================

    Well since you don’t comment during a Vikes game, you now have plenty of time during the games this weekend.

  356. h0metownzero says: Jan 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    The MN Vikings.

    Butter football.

    For bitter people.

  357. dynalee10 says: Jan 16, 2016 7:19 PM

    Wow I am dumbfounded by the idiocy of the fans that post on this site . The average age here must be 12 because the NFL football knowledge is barely above people that have never watched a game .

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