Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, March 16 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Top 20 Games of 2015: No. 18
In an entertaining offseason exercise, NFL.com is counting down the Top 20 games of 2015, and the Seahawks' 10-9 wild-card win over the Minnesota Vikings - a game played in minus-6 degree weather with a minus-25 wind chill - comes in at No. 18 on the League site's list.
NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison revisits that game, the third-coldest in NFL history and one that saw an improbable connection between Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett help set up a Doug Baldwin touchdown that finally got the Seahawks on the board after trailing 9-0 late in the game. A Steven Hauschka field goal put Seattle up 10-9, and then, well, we'll let Harrison explain:
The afternoon was as analogous to the 1945 championship as any playoff contest in 2015. That game 70 years ago was so cold that 9,000 bales of hay were kept on the sidelines to keep the field from freezing. The players had it tossed across their legs on the sideline to stay warm. Sammy Baugh's arm was so chilled that he scored a safety for the Rams by hitting his own goalpost when he tried to launch a pass.
Despite not being able to hit the broad side of a barn, much less the goalpost, Wilson and Seattle finally broke through on a Doug Baldwin touchdown, then followed that with a Steven Hauschka field goal that eeeeeeked over the cross bar. The final score looked like it would be 10-9 Seahawks when Jeremy Lane leaped to break up a third-and-long throw from Bridgewater.
Alas, the Vikings got the ball back with 1:42. Bridgewater completed an out route to Kyle Rudolph that put Minnesota in field goal range. Here was Walsh, who had put the conditions out to pasture all day with his perfection, only needing to hit from 27 yards.
Nothing was perfect on this day. Except the near perfect Seattle defense. And that's what made this game great.
You can keep up with NFL.com's countdown of the Top 20 games of 2015 right here.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb, who signed with the Seahawks in free agency yesterday.
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