2. Walsh misses wide left (2015)
Before an unfortunate knee injury turned his NFL career upside down, Teddy Bridgewater helped lead the Vikings to a successful 2015 campaign that resulted in the team winning the NFC North and hosting the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs.
Minnesota had to opportunity to continue their success in 2015 and all they needed to do was get a win over the Seahawks. With the January freezing cold of the Twin Cities as their advantage, the Vikings seemed to have a good shot at defeating a Seattle team that was coming off a Super Bowl appearance in 2014.
This game was far from a shootout, but Minnesota held a 9-0 lead over the Seahawks as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter. Seattle was then able to score a touchdown and a field on back-to-back drives and they took a one-point lead over the Vikings with around eight minutes left in the matchup.
Minnesota failed to do anything on their next two offensive drives, but the same went for the Seahawks as well. Then the Vikings got what seemed to be their final chance to pull ahead with less than two minutes to go.
All the Vikings needed to advance to the next round of the playoffs was for Blair Walsh to come in and make a 27-yard field goal. That’s it, it was that simple.
Walsh had already converted on three field goal tries during the matchup of 22, 43, and 47 yards, so this final attempt seemed like a walk in the park. Unfortunately for Minnesota and their kicker, he missed the easy field goal try and the Seahawks ended up escaping with a 10-9 victory.