NFL Wild Card Weekend is over and at the end, there are four winners: The Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburg Steelers, and the Kansas City Chiefs. These four winners during the NFL Wild Card weekend will now move on to be in the NFL version of the Elite Eight Divisional round.
Seattle Seahawks beat Minnesota Vikings 10-9
Sunday started the NFL Wild Card Weekend with the playing of Seattle against Minnesota in what was the 3rd chilliest game in the history of the NFL. The temperature got down to -6 degrees, and the wind chill brought it down to -24, making the only colder games the Ice Bowl in 1967 at -13 degrees and the Freezer Bowl in 1982 at -9 degrees.
Both teams had their hands full trying not to get frostbitten, as Minnesota stayed in the lead 9-0 for the first three quarters of the game. However, Seattle wasn’t ready to give up and didn’t quit. By the last two minutes of the game, Seattle had managed to pick up a touchdown and a field goal and win the game. Seattle heads to Charlotte, North Carolina to play against the Panthers.
Green Bay Packers beat Washington Redskins 35-18
In the afternoon, Washington and Green Bay played each other, with the Redskins quickly getting ahead 11-0. However, that didn’t last long, and the Packers scored 17 before halftime. Washington got the lead back via Kirk Cousins in the third quarter, then after that it was Green Bay running the game.
Eddie Lacy got 63 yards, as well as a touchdown on 12 carries, and then James Starks got 53 yards and a score. Additionally, Randall Cobb got 24 yards on five carries. Washington couldn’t recover, and so Green Bay beat them 35-18. Green Bay travels next to Arizona to play the Cardinals.
Kansas City Chiefs beat Houston Texans 30-0
Kansas City fans were happy that Jeremey Maclin managed to avoid tearing his ACL as was first feared, as his team won their match against the Houston Texans by a score of 30 to 0. Maclin still has a sprained ankle, but it’s hoped he can appear next week when they play the Patriots in New England.
Losing Houston also has some problems as they need to find a good quarterback to throw to their superstar receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, since they had had only a few disappointing options last year.
Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16
In the last of the four NFL Wild Card Weekend games, the Pittsburg Steelers won against the Cincinnati Bengals in a game filled with a lot of contention, by a close score of 18-16, and will head to face the favored Denver Broncos next week.