Vikings kicker misses field goal in last seconds to hand Seahawks wild

MINNEAPOLIS Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three coach of that team, Bud Grant, served as an honorary captain. He strolled out for the coin flip in a Vikings cap and a purple short sleeved polo shirt, looking ready for a round of golf. The 88 year old Grant got a roar of approval from the crowd, most of which was dressed in as many layers as those purple replica jerseys would allow. The announcement of the minus 25 degree wind chill factor a few minutes later drew an equally loud cheer. Every mistake and break was magnified in a game like this, and the Vikings benefited for the majority of the first three quarters. Punter Jon Ryan had to pick up a low snap on Seattle first possession and, avoiding a potential block, tried to run up the middle before being upended by Jason Trusnik well shy of the first down. Ryan landed on his face, breaking and bloodying his nose, and the Vikings turned the shortened field into their first field goal. Wilson, who led the NFL in passer rating after racking up a remarkable 24 touchdown passes with only one interception over the last seven games, was essentially reduced to a scrambler in the deep freeze. Facing the wind in the second quarter, he had Baldwin wide open behind the safeties at the goal line, but the ball hung in the air and was easily batted down. Headed the same direction toward the open end of the stadium in the third quarter, Wilson overthrew Chase Coffman, and Trae Waynes intercepted the deflected pass to set the Vikings up for another field goal. Lbs sends additional information on applying for financial what to write an essay on aid along with their offers of admission