EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier pondered on Monday whether he would have his team practice outdoors this week in anticipation of Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay, where temperatures are expected to range from a high of 27 degrees to a low of 14 degrees.
By the time Frazier arrived at the team's Winter Park facilities Tuesday, the issue had been decided.
"It was minus-10 this morning," Frazier said. "Any thoughts I had about us going out there were kind of removed when I got out of my car this morning."
Minnesota, once proud of its standing as a cold-weather team while playing outdoors at Metropolitan Stadium, has become the consummate indoor team in recent decades. The Vikings play their home games at the Metrodome and take their late-season practices indoors when temperatures start to fall beneath 50 degrees daily.
Add in their once-a-year trip indoors to Ford Field in Detroit, and Minnesota doesn't often need to tackle the elements it will face Sund...