Kam Chancellor's hands are proof of just how cold it was for the Seahawks' playoff game against the Vikings.
The Seahawks never made the bitter cold in Minneapolis a talking point, not even after they beat the Vikings in their first playoff games.
But Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor posted a video on Instagram that shows just how cold it was on the field. Chancellor showed skin peeling off his cracked hands and said, “This what it looks like playing in negative 21-degree weather. Wind chill. Frostbite. Skin peeling. Iguana skin. Ew.”
The temperature at kickoff was minus-6 degrees, with a wind chill of minus-25 degrees. It was officially the coldest game in Vikings history and the third-coldest game in NFL history.
Chancellor had one of the plays of the game, when he used his hands to rip the ball free from running back Adrian Peterson and the Seahawks recovered.
As a strange aside, Chancellor is not the first Seahawks player to refer to his skin as “iguana skin.” Former tight end Sean McGrath never wore gloves to help him catch the ball, instead relying on his thick, leathery hands, which he of course described as, “iguana skin.”