For the first time in 40 years, the Minnesota Vikings are going to be hosting a playoff game outdoors when the Seattle Seahawks come to town on Sunday afternoon. In addition to history being made for the organization in terms of an outdoor playoff game, the game will go down in the NFL record books for reasons that you’d expect.
According to KARE via USA Today, Sunday’s game will go down as one of the coldest ever. Current forecasts call for temperatures at or below zero degrees throughout the game.
Should it hit those marks, the game will sit in the top 10 for coldest games of all time. It’s pretty much a guarantee, however, as the high temperature for the day is only one degree as of Wednesday. The windchill is expected to have it feeling like -15 to -20 degrees.
Luckily for fans and players in attendance, it doesn’t appear that the temperature will get to Ice Bowl levels of -13 degrees before factoring in wind chill.
With the weather being as cold as it will be, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how the gameplans are impacted for both teams. Nevertheless, Sunday should be fun at TCF Bank Stadium.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA Today Sports.