Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal -- a chip shot by even high school football standards -- with 22 seconds left to give the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 win in the opening round of the NFL Playoffs on Sunday afternoon. In case you missed the stunning ending to the defensive struggle played in sub-zero temperatures, here it is. And if you're a Vikings fan, obviously, you should look away:
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 the analyst 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."
Great point, Chris. Although in this case, and considering Walsh is one of the best kickers in the league, this was really more like missing a gimme.