Seahawks kicker freezes footballs to prep for ice-cold conditions

Steven Hauschka (No. 4) has been the NFL's third most accurate field-goal kicker this season.

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There’s only so many ways Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings players can prepare for the near-arctic conditions expected for this weekend’s game.

While it’s anticipated that Sunday’s wild-card showdown could be one of the coldest in NFL history, Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka is taking matters into his own hands.

Hauschka posted on his Instagram account that he has been freezing footballs in a commercial-grade, walk-in freezer at just 4 degrees Fahrenheit.  

One of a few trips to the freezer this week to collect K balls to get ready for Sunday ❄️❄️ 4F!

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Hauschka has been one of the league’s most accurate kickers this season, connecting on 93.5 percent of his field-goal attempts.

If it’s up to him, the icy conditions at TCF Bank Stadium won’t alter his consistency.