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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Minnesota Vikings by a final score of 10-9 on Sunday and will now travel to Carolina to battle the Panthers this weekend (Jan 17) in the NFL playoffs divisional round.

The Vikings carried a 9-0 lead in to the games fourth quarter on Sunday before Russell Wilson found Doug Balwdin for Seattle’s first score of the game.

On the next possession, Minnesota would hand the ball off to former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson who was stripped by Hawks safety Cam Chancellor, a fumble the Seattle defense recovered.

Seattle would post a field goal off of the “AP” turnover and took the lead 10-9.

The Vikings would get one last chance to have the ball on offense with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater would lead the Vikings in to Seattle territory and set up his kicker Blair Walsh with what appeared to be a gimme 27-yard field goal.

Unfortunately for Vikings fans, Walsh pulled the kick left, breaking the hearts of all Vikings fans in the process.

After earning the thrilling victory over Minnesota, Seattle has now advanced to play the Carolina Panthers next Sunday in the divisional round.

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