Adrian Peterson says he's 'responsible' for loss to Seahawks

Somehow, someway, the Seattle Seahawks' march to a third consecutive Super Bowl remains alive.

Blair Walsh is the face of the Minnesota Vikings' playoff failure, but he shouldn't be in the picture alone. The temperature at TFC Bank Stadium was -6 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -25.

The Seahawks figured out their passing game, even without star tight end Jimmy Graham, and no matter who has been lined up in the backfield, Seattle has found a way to run the ball somewhat effectively.

Laces out! Was it the sub-zero temperatures? "We just failed to make plays after they took the lead in the third quarter".

"He just had to make something happen", Carroll said.

THe Vikings didn't allow the Seahawks to score until Russell Wilson's hit Doug Baldwin on a short touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. "Aaron was playing fast and just settled in". Seahawks TE Luke Willson did not play because of a concussion.... Seattle took over possession and killed the clock with a knee, ending the Vikings season and advancing.

"It's tough", Peterson said, via ESPN's Ben Goessling.

In today's game, the Vikings were a different defense that was 100 percent and made Wilson's day a nightmare.

After trading punts, Minnesota got the ball back with one final chance at the win.

Amid negative reactions to the play, several current and former players and countless Vikings fans have reached out to Walsh to show their support and thank him for the season he had.

Walsh did bang through three field goals to keep Minnesota's hopes of winning alive. "But, you know, I'm confident in my abilities, and I know I can continue to be elite at this level".

"I'll be more confident going into next year", Walsh said. Jeff did his job.

Green Bay fell behind 11-0 early in the second quarter before Rodgers, who completed only one-of-eight passes for 11 yards in the opening quarter, got the Packers' attack in gear on an unseasonably warm, windy day in the USA capital.

Walsh addressed more questions around "that kick" while the team emptied their lockers and prepared for the off season.

"It's a chip shot", Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer said. Instead, the Seahawks advanced with a 10-9 win.

Carroll did the same thing last week and thought up until late Friday that Lynch, coming back from abdominal surgery, would go Sunday. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater finished 17-of-24 for 146 yards, connecting with nine different receivers. Sixth-seeded Seattle also has won five in a row on the road while surrendering a total of 34 points in that span. "This team has a lot of fight, a lot of heart". I've come in here and I've produced for this team.

Peterson took full responsibility for the defeat on Sunday. It was only a 27-yard field goal. Walsh had already made all three of his kicks, including one from 47 yards through the subzero air. And Walsh hooked it badly wide left with 26 seconds remaining.

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