MINNEAPOLIS - While Vikings fans may still be feeling numb after Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the weather didn't help.
The wild-card round game tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in NFL history at minus 6 degrees.
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.
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. The Vikings provided free hand warmers and Caribou coffee to help keep fans warm. Many wore multiple layers and brought styrofoam and cardboard to protect their feet in the stands.
Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant, the Vikings honorary captain, was seen wearing a t-shirt for the coin toss. He's 88.