Official temp in Minnesota is minus-6, wind chill minus-25

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The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings have kicked off their wild-card round game with an official temperature of minus-6 degrees.

That makes this tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in league history, according to The record, of course, is the famous Ice Bowl game on Dec. 31, 1967, in Green Bay between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys for the NFL championship when it was minus-13 degrees.

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This is the coldest game in Vikings history, even factoring in their 21 seasons outdoors at Metropolitan Stadium. The previous record was minus-2 degrees on Dec. 3, 1972, when the Vikings hosted the Chicago Bears with a wind chill factor of minus-19 degrees.

The wind chill at the start of the game on Sunday was registered at minus-25 degrees.


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Official temp in Minnesota is minus-6, wind chill minus-25

32. Cleveland Browns (3-13)

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31. Tennessee Titans (3-13)

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30. Dallas Cowboys (4-12)

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29. San Francisco 49ers (5-11)

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28. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)

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27. San Diego Chargers (4-12)

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26. Miami Dolphins (6-10)

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25. Baltimore Ravens (5-11)

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24. Chicago Bears (6-10)

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23. Detroit Lions (7-9)

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22. New York Giants (6-10)

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21. New Orleans Saints (7-9)

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20. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)

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19. Oakland Raiders (7-9)

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18. Indianapolis Colts (8-8)

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17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)

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16. Buffalo Bills (8-8)

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15. St. Louis Rams (7-9)

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14. Atlanta Falcons (8-8)

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13. Washington Redskins (9-7)

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12. Houston Texans (9-7)

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11. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)

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10. New York Jets (10-6)

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9. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)

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8. Green Bay Packers (10-6)

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7. Minnesota Vikings (11-5)

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6. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)

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5. Seattle Seahawks (10-6)

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4. New England Patriots (12-4)

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3. Denver Broncos (12-4)

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2. Arizona Cardinals (13-3)

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1.Carolina Panthers (15-1)

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