MINNEAPOLIS — *That *was cold.
The Vikings season ended Sunday with a 10-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in a Wild Card game in the third-coldest game in NFL history.
Minnesota drove the ball to the Seattle 9 with 26 seconds left, but a 27-yard field goal by Blair Walsh on fourth-and-1, sailed wide left. Walsh had three field goals against Seattle to put Minnesota up by nine with :02 left in the third quarter.
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The last attempt was set up by a 24-yard completion from Teddy Bridgewater to Kyle Rudolph that advanced the ball to the Seahawks 18-yard line. Adrian Peterson gained nine yards on the following three carries.
The temperature at kickoff was minus-6 degrees with a wind chill of minus-25, eclipsing a 1972 game as the coldest Vikings home game ever. The ending for 52,090 amazing fans was somehow colder.
The Vikings held the Seahawks scoreless into the fourth quarter, but Seattle broke through with a 3-yard touchdown from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin.
The score was set up by an improbable salvage play by Wilson, who recovered an errant snap 16 yards behind the line of scrimmage, avoided defenders and found Tyler Lockett deep in the middle of the field for a gain of 35 to the Minnesota 4.
Seattle added a 46-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka after a fumble by Peterson that was forced by Kam Chancellor.
The scramble by Wilson, however, was the play that undid a day when the Vikings limited Wilson to 13-of-26 passing for 142 yards.
Trae Waynes relieved Terence Newman in the third quarter and recorded the first interception of his career. The Vikings capitalized on the turnover with a 43-yard field goal by Walsh to go up 6-0 with 7:04 left in the third quarter.
Bridgewater opened drive with 11-yard pass to Zach Line, that included 15 extra on a roughing the passer call. Seattle tackled Peterson for a loss of seven on second down, but Bridgewater got 6 back with a pass to Jerick McKinnon.
Bridgewater finished 17-of-24 passing for 146 yards.
The Vikings became the first team to hold Seattle scoreless in a first half this season.
Minnesota won time of possession 18:30 to 11:30 in the first half and finished with 32:26.
Seattle, however, was able to hold Minnesota to a field goal after ending its first possession with a turnover on downs. The change of possession occurred after Jon Ryan had to spend extra time fielding a snap. The punter tried to run for it but was unsuccessful in making it the four necessary yards.