The NFL Playoffs are in full swing as the countdown begins for the 2016 Super Bowl! This Sunday the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks duked it out to get one step closer to receiving that glorious ring.
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal, with 22 seconds left to give the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 win. In case you missed the gut-wrenching ending to the defensive struggle played in sub-zero temperatures, here it is. If you’re a Vikings fan, I apologize in advance:
— NFL (@NFL) January 10, 2016
NBC’s Chris Collinsworth was quick to use Walsh’s miss to make a golf analogy that gets cut off in the above video. Here’s what he said:
“But there’s no way to practice a three-foot putt to win the Masters, and there’s no way to practice the pressure of making a game-winning playoff field goal.”
Although his statement is true, a 27 yard field goal is pretty much like a gimme putt these days. Walsh is one of the best kickers out there too, so this was a bit of a disappointment. Better luck next season.