A New Experience

The Vikings have the NFC’s No. 3 seed and home-field advantage for a January outdoor game. Seattle has the experience of playing in the past two Super Bowls with a victory two years ago. A look at the Vikings’ 53-man roster shows 23 players with playoff experience. Only nose tackle Linval Joseph and wide receiver Mike Wallace have played in a Super Bowl.

Playoff games and starts: Terence Newman 7-6, Chad Greenway 4-4, Adrian Peterson 4-4, Linval Joseph 4-4, Mike Wallace 4-3, Brian Robison 4-2, Tom Johnson 4-0, Kevin McDermott 3-0, Captain Munnerlyn 1-1, Kenrick Ellis 1-0.

Vikings whose only playoff game was against Green Bay in 2012: Matt Asiata, Joe Berger, Robert Blanton, Brandon Fusco, Everson Griffen, Matt Kalil, Josh Robinson, Kyle Rudolph, Andrew Sendejo, Marcus Sherels, Harrison Smith, Blair Walsh, Jarius Wright.

MARK CRAIG