Vikings, Seahawks Advance

Grace Higgins | January 6th, 2020

After a wild Wild Card start on the AFC side, the NFC tried its’ best to top that. With good commentators broadcasting the games, the Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 26-20 in overtime, while the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 17-9.

The Vikings went into the Superdome as eight-point underdogs. In previous years, the Saints have invented ways to lose in heartbreaking fashion in the playoffs. Trailing most of the game, the Saints were able to lead two drives in the fourth quarter to produce points. Drew Brees passed for only 208 yards and a touchdown, throwing an interception and losing a fumble in the process.

Once in overtime, Kirk Cousins, who passed for 242 yards and a touchdown, threw a far pass to Adam Thielen, who finished with 129 yards receiving, to set the Vikings on the goal line. A corner fade pass to Kyle Rudolph would finish the Saints, advancing the Vikings to play the San Francisco 49ers.

In Philadelphia, the Seahawks and Eagles played in a defensive battle. Early in the game, Carson Wentz was knocked out of the game, when gave himself up on a run and Jadeveon Clowney hit him from behind. Replacing Wentz was Josh McCown, who passed for 174 yards throughout the game.

The game was back and forth, until the fourth quarter when the Seahawks were able to take time off the clock and stop the Eagles twice on fourth down. The Seahawks had the ball on third down and less than two minutes left, needing a first down to put the game away. Russell Wilson lofted a pass to D.K. Metcalf for the final nail in the coffin.

Wilson passed for 325 yards and one touchdown, with 160 of those yards and the touchdown going to Metcalf, the most ever receiving yards by a rookie in a playoff game. The Seahawks travel to Green Bay to play the Packers in the Divisional Round.

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