Day two of the NFL Playoffs will feature a Wildcard match up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings. The game will be a rematch of a Week 13 meeting, a game in which the Seahawks beat the Vikings in Minnesota 38-7. That game saw Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throw for 274 yards with three touchdowns, as well as rush for 51 yards with a touchdown, while running back Thomas Rawls ran for 101 yards with a score. Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 118 yards in a game in which the Vikings only tallied 125 yards of total offense.
The bigger news from this game may be the weather, however. The forecast currently projects the temperature at kickoff to be minus-one degree Fahrenheit, with a wind-chill of minus-15 degrees. The coldest game in NFL history was the ICe Bowl, a 1967 contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys where there temperature was 13-degrees below zero at kickoff at Lambeau Field. The 1982 "Freezer Bowl" AFC Championship Game between the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals was minus-nine degrees at kickoff, while the 1996 AFC playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium was minus-six degrees.
Continuing with the cold weather games, the 1981 playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns in Cleveland Municipal Stadium had a game-time temperature of minus-five degrees, with the 2008 NFC Championship Game between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field featured a temperature of minus-four degrees, with a minus-24 windchill. The last game with a temperature under zero degrees was a 1972 contest between the Chicago Bears and the Vikings at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, where it was minus-two degrees, with a minus-26 wind-chill.
The league has had three games with temperatures at exactly zero degrees.
Everything you need to know to watch the game (from the warmth of anywhere outside Minneapolis) is below:
(6) Seahawks (10-6) at (3) Vikings (11-5)
Sunday, January 10
Game time: 1:05pm ET
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weather: -1°F, Sunny
TV channel: NBC
TV Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio Network: Seattle Seahawks Radio Network | Minnesota Vikings Radio Network | Sirius Satellite Radio Channels 83 (Seahawks Broadcast), 82 (Vikings Broadcast), 88 (National Broadcast) | XM Satellite Radio Channels 226 (Seahawks Broadcast), 82 (Vikings Broadcast), 88 (National Broadcast)
Odds: Seahawks -4.5 | O/U: 40
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All-time Head-to-Head: Seahawks 9-5 (Regular Season)
Last Matchup: Seahawks 38-7 @ Minnesota (Week 13, 2015)
Current Streak: Seahawks 3 win (2012, 2013, 2015)