The Big Chill: Sunday’s Seahawks/Vikings Game

It’s safe to say that none of the Seattle Seahawks or Minnesota Vikings will be going “commando” in tomorrow’s playoff game in Minneapolis.

Jack Frost is going to be nipping at everyone in attendance in what is forecasted to be one of the coldest games in NFL history. With temperatures slated for a high of 4 and a low of -5, according to AccuWeather, it could feel like 20-below zero for Sunday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium.


The good news for these football weather warriors? Both teams will be outfitted with cold-weather gear supplied by Minnesota-based WSI Sports that is specifically designed for football players forced to perform in frigid conditions, and WSI Sports owner and founder is thrilled about it.

“This has been a big break for us,” Joel Wiens told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ve spent most of my life pounding away, and we’ve been successful. But over the last few years, we’ve gotten noticed by designing better and better cold-weather gear.”

Wiens said the players have access to long-sleeve compression shirts designed to wick away sweat, provide warmth, guard against the wind, and allow for full movement as well socks and glove liners.

We, on the other hand, will brave all of the elements from the comforts of our heated media room.