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Minnesota Vikings' Blair Walsh is human, so let's treat him that way - NFL Nation- ESPN
Vikings place-kicker Blair Walsh's pain was visible and genuine, a reminder that some NFL players truly do care about results.

Five Takeaways From A Crazy Seahawks Playoff Victory at Minnesota | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from the Seahawks' 10-9 wild-card playoff win over the Vikings in Minnesota.

Wild-card Snaps: Football gods continue to watch over Seahawks - NFL -
The Football Gods were watching over the Seahawks again as they had another dramatic playoff comeback, this time at the expense of the Vikings, while the Bengals had a meltdown for the ages in an appropriately wild wild-card weekend.

Seahawks say headset problems led to early offensive struggles | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks' offense struggled throughout the first half, and after the game they said headsets were to blame. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he frequently would hear only part of a play call, and that's why the team used two timeouts trying to get the offense organized.

How are Vikings fans dealing with playoff disappointment? Not well | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Vikings fans did not react very well to Blair Walsh's missed field goal against the Seahawks.

Seahawks stunned by own magic as Panthers rematch looms
Seattle needed an extra bit of fortune in order to keep its playoff run alive.

Seahawks advance to Divisional round after Vikings miss 27-yard field goal to win -
The Seahawks were shut out for three quarters, but managed to finally score enough points in the fourth quarter to beat the Vikings and advance to play the Panthers.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh handled missing a game-winning field goal with class -

This sad Vikings fan took all the pain of a missed field goal out on his cane -
We've all been there.

Blair Walsh: You have to do better than that | ProFootballTalk
Blair Walsh had a chance to play hero in the final seconds against the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon when he took the field to try a 27-yard field goal that would have given the Vikings their first postseason win since 2009.

Key injuries that will impact divisional round - NFL
Ben Roethlisberger's status for Sunday is in doubt after injuring his shoulder. Here are the most impactful injuries to monitor heading into the divisional round.

Marshawn Lynch suffers setback, stays in Seattle -
The Seahawks were hoping to get Beast Mode back in time for their game against the Vikings on Sunday, but after suffering a setback Friday, Marshawn Lynch stayed in Seattle.

What to watch for: Divisional Round games primer -
Will Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs upset the reigning champion New England Patriots? Gregg Rosenthal provides a first look at next week's slate of Divisional Round games.

NFL players react to Blair Walsh's missed field goal -
See what current and former NFL players had to say about Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh's missed game-winning field goal.

Blair Walsh's missed kick will live in infamy for Vikings -
Minnesota Vikings fans were left stunned in the harsh, bitter cold after kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Carroll: We've come to count on Russell Wilson's magic -
For the second January in a row, the Seattle Seahawks relied upon serendipity and Russell Wilson's improvisational skills to advance in a playoff game they had no business winning.

Seahawks escape frigid Minnesota with 10-9 victory | - Sports
MINNEAPOLIS — Shank you very much. Richard Sherman just collapsed on the turf, too shocked to do anything else. All around him, Seahawks ran...

Shut out over first three quarters, Seahawks beat Vikings 10-9 - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks couldn't get out of their own way over the first three quarters Sunday but Russell Wilson and the defense turned up the heat in frigid Minneapolis in the fourth quarter, completely flipping around the game and sending Seattle to Carolina next for the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.

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"Thank you Jesus": Wilson, ton of luck rally Seahawks past Vikings for wild playoff win | The News Tribune
Shank you very much.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn't know what's next for Marshawn Lynch -
After the Seahawks' shocking 10-9 win Sunday over the Vikings in the NFC wild card round, coach Pete Carroll was asked what the sequence of events were that led to Marshawn Lynch not traveling with the team to Minnesota.

Cohen: 'Football gods' smile on Seahawks in another weird finish -
The Seahawks advanced to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs with a 10-9 win over Minnesota on the strength of a missed chip-shot field goal by Vikings kicker Blair Walsh in the closing seconds.

Seahawks-Vikings third-coldest game in NFL history - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Sports Illustrated reports the wind chill was 20-below zero, which is 5-degrees colder than a 1995 playoff game between the Colts and Chiefs in Kansas City. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Reaction to the Seahawks' wild-card playoff win - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A look at what players, experts and personalities have to say on social media after the Seahawks' 10-9 playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings in freezing conditions on Sunday in Minneapolis. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Michael Bennett on defense's effort in Seahawks' win over Vikings - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Michael Bennett talked to the media about the Seahawks' strong defensive game in their 10-9 win in a wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks 10, Vikings 9: More wild win-probability swings - Stats & Info- ESPN
For the second straight day, an NFL playoff game featured all sorts of twists and turns. We run through how each moment impacted the Seahawks win.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks escape with victory - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks escaped with a 10-9 victory because of something they had no control over: a missed 27-yard field goal by Vikings' Blair Walsh.

Adrian Peterson on Minnesota Vikings' loss: I hold myself responsible - Minnesota Vikings Blog- ESPN
Adrian Peterson, whose late fumble led to Seattle's game-winning field goal, holds himself responsible for the Vikings' loss on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks Survive Minnesota Vikings, Advance After Hooked Field Goal | Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up at Minnesota.

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll Provides Injury Updates on Punter Jon Ryan, Running Back Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks
"We finished practice and after practice I went right to you guys to talk to the media, just going [on] what I had seen," Carroll said, referring to Friday’s workout that finished just before the team departed. "But when [Lynch] went back to his locker and sat down he just didn’t feel it, didn’t feel like he could go, and that’s it. Just didn’t feel like he had it.

Takeaways from Seahawks 10-9 victory over Vikings in Wild Card playoffs - Jan. 10, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
Somehow, the Seattle Seahawks are still alive.

Vikings miss late FG attempt, lose 10-9 to Seahawks -
Entering the fourth quarter, the Vikings led 9-0 in what was the coldest game in team history. But Blair Walsh's 27-yarder with 22 seconds remaining was wide left in a stunning loss.

Seahawks stun Vikings with fourth-quarter rally: 6 things to know -
In the third-coldest NFL game on record, the Seahawks overcame a 9-0 fourth-quarter hole to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Why the Seattle Seahawks can beat the Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Three reasons why the Seattle Seahawks can beat the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's NFC divisional round playoff game at Bank of America Stadium.

Three plays that made the difference for the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
According to ESPN Stats & Information, 45 playoff teams since the merger have entered the final 15 minutes of a game without having scored; 43 lost.

Instant reaction: Seahawks survive, beat Vikings | Seahawks Draft Blog
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.