The Vikings missed a game-sealing field goal with seconds remaining, and the Seahawks sneaked out of sub-zero Minneapolis with a 10-9 wild-card victory.
First impressions from the Seahawks’ 10-9 wild-card game vs. the Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis:
Matt Calkins: I could say that Seattle showed grit, fought through adversity and all that good stuff. But let’s be honest. The Seahawks lucked out. On to Carolina.
Bob Condotta: Credit for this win goes to the defense, which kept the team alive during the first three quarters of ineffective offense and special teams mistakes. Defense travels in any weather, as many around the team liked to say all week, and that held true to allow Seattle to live to play another day.
Jayson Jenks: Quarterback Russell Wilson made one of the most chaotic and most meaningful plays of his career in this game, and he’s had a lot of him. How he managed to turn a fumbled snap into a 35-yard gain defies convention.