Nam Y. Huh
January 10, 2016

The Latest from NFL wild-card games Sunday. (All times EST)

5:03 p.m.

Washington got its first safety in a playoff game since Dec. 30, 1984, on Sunday when rookie Preston Smith sacked Aaron Rodgers in the end zone with 10:27 remaining in the first quarter. Rodgers dropped back to pass on third-and-14 and as he looked downfield he was swarmed under by Smith, the first sack of the game to give the Redskins a 2-0 lead.

Washington added a field goal later in the first quarter to go up 5-0.

The Redskins' last safety in the postseason came in the divisional round against Chicago, a 23-19 loss in 1984.

--Barry Wilner reporting from Landover, Maryland.

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4:45 p.m.

Next weekend's divisional round schedule is set, and it includes a matchup of heavy-hitting defenses in Carolina.

With the Seahawks win, the No. 6 seed in the NFC will travel to play the top-seeded Panthers in a game between the defending NFC champs and the team with the best record in the NFL. That game will be at 1:05 p.m. Sunday on Fox. The Panthers beat Seattle 27-23 on Oct. 19.

Pittsburgh plays Denver at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The Steelers made a huge comeback to beat the Broncos 34-27 on Dec. 20.

The divisional round opens Saturday at 4:35 p.m. in New England, as the Chiefs play the Patriots on CBS. The teams did not play this season. In 2014, the Chiefs dominated the Patriots 41-14. That was the night Bill Belichick dropped his memorable line, ''on to Cincinnati.''

Saturday night, the winner of the Packers-Redskins game plays at Arizona on NBC. The Packers lost in Glendale 38-8 in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Washington and Arizona did not play this season.

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3:32 p.m.

The Seahawks have taken their first lead of the game on a 46-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka that gave them a 10-9 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

The Seahawks moved into position after Vikings running back Adrian Peterson fumbled a reception to give Seattle the ball in Minnesota territory. Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor ripped it out, and the Seahawks cashed in.

--Jon Krawczynski reporting from Minneapolis.

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3:19 p.m.

It took more than 47 minutes of game time, and two hours and 20 minutes of actual time, but we finally have a touchdown.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 3-yard TD to Doug Baldwin to cut Minnesota's lead to 9-7 early in the fourth quarter.

The score was set up by a brilliant bit of improvisation from Wilson two plays earlier. He wasn't ready for a shotgun snap, and it got past him. But Wilson picked it up, juked Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and found Tyler Lockett for a 35-yard pass to move Seattle into position.

--Jon Krawczynski reporting from Minneapolis.

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2:47 p.m.

Trae Waynes couldn't have had much better timing for his first career interception. The Minnesota Vikings rookie grabbed a deflection off the hands of Seahawks tight end Chase Coffman to end Seattle's drive in Vikings territory.

Waynes was Minnesota's first-round draft pick out of Michigan State, No. 11 overall. But he played only sparingly on defense this season while learning the nuances of coach Mike Zimmer's system.

The turnover led to a Blair Walsh field goal to give the Vikings a 6-0 lead.

--Jon Krawczynski reporting from Minneapolis.

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2:20 p.m.

Kirk Cousins is in the house - and the Redskins fans like that.

A couple of dozen folks were gathered outside a stadium tunnel to greet Washington quarterback Cousins and other players from the home team as they got off a bus more than a couple of hours before kickoff for Sunday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.

When Cousins, wearing a burgundy sports coat, went to grab his bag, a loud chant arose: ''You like that! You like that!'' That's the catch phrase accidentally coined by Cousins earlier this season. He yelled those words toward a local TV reporter while heading to the locker room after leading the Redskins to a comeback victory over Tampa Bay.

On Sunday, the Redskins handed out white towels bearing those words to spectators.

-Howard Fendrich reporting from Landover, Maryland.

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1:05 p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings have kicked off their wild-card round game with an official temperature of minus-6 degrees.

That makes this tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in league history, according to NFL.com. 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.

-Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis

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