Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Columnist Patrick Reusse writes that Teddy Bridgewater’s performance Sunday night was one of the worst by a Vikings QB at Lambeau Field.
— Center Joe Berger has stood out on an offensive line that has issues.
— Sunday’s game is expected to be one of the coldest in NFL history.
— On this week’s Access Vikings podcast, we broke down the victory over the Packers, talked about “The Bachelor” season premiere and discussed whether playing the Seahawks will be any different this time around.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin credits advice from Seahawks great Steve Largent for helping to spark his second-half explosion.
— After starting 2-4, the Seahawks had to put in hard work to get back to playing the style of football that got them to the last two Super Bowls.
— Coach Pete Carroll’s approach helped the Seahawks bounce back.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Bridgewater and coach Mike Zimmer will be on the podium at 11:30 a.m. after the walkthrough wraps up. Practice is at 1:30 p.m. Will the Vikings practice outside to prepare for Sunday? They did last Wednesday.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Seahawks are one of the hottest teams entering the NFL playoffs. The Texans have won three in a row. The Vikings are on a pretty nice roll, too. And how about those Chiefs, who haven’t lost since the Vikings beat them in Week 6? So one of those teams is sure to win the Super Bowl, right? Not necessarily. The folks over at the Big Lead took a look at how “hot” and “cold” teams have recently fared in the playoffs, and you might be surprised to learn that late-season momentum doesn’t always result in a deep run.