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Vikings Seahawks Game Results
By Vikings Tickets Staff Writer R. Murray
Viking Seahawk Game Recap:
The matchup between the top two rushers in the NFL didn't disappoint. So what happened? It was a pretty good game, but the main difference was Seattle's rookie QB and his great plays. Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes, and the Seahawks overcame 182 yards by Peterson in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday that could hold greater importance later in the season, when it counts.
Vikings Adrian Peterson Performance:
Peterson tore through the Seahawks defense for one of the greatest games of his career, yet was stuck just watching Seattle as they slowly pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks Ahead during the Halftime:
Seattle had a 20-17 lead at halftime.
Seahawks win and end their two-game losing streak:
The Seahawks (5-4) sealed the win by running the final 5:27 off the clock, converting two fourth downs, and ending a two-game losing streak.
And more about Adrian Peterson:
Peterson's big day started basically right away as he went 74 yards on the second play of the game, only to be caught at the 1 by Brandon Browner. Peterson scored two plays later, the first time this season the Seahawks did not score first. At least that's positive!
Peterson's 144 yards at halftime were the most in his career in the first half. The Vikings (5-4) had six rushes of more than 10 yards in the first half against a Seattle defense that was giving up an average of less than three per game. Some of Peterson's big gains were due to gap problem and Seattle made corrections and didn't make the same problem again. Peterson had just 38 yards in the second half with 28 coming on one run. Three of his carries in the second half were for no gain or losses.
On a more positive note, still coming back from a torn ACL suffered late last year, Peterson had his best game since running for 192 yards against Green Bay on Nov. 9, 2008!
Other plays by the Minnesota Vikings:
Christian Ponder was 11 of 22 for just 63 yards, was sacked four times and threw an interception in the fourth quarter. Typical. It was the second time in three games Ponder failed to throw for more than 70 yards.
Extra Vikings/Seahawks Game Notes:
Seattle LB K.J. Wright left in the first quarter with a concussion and did not return. ... Harvin was twice announced as being questionable and came back. He first injured his hamstring and later his left ankle, but continued to play. He had two catches for 10 yards and four carries for 24 yards. ... Peterson's yards rushing were the most against Seattle since Frank Gore ran for 207 on Sept. 20, 2009.
Up Next for the Minnesota Vikings:
The Vikings will be playing at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, MN on November 11th at 12 pm. Buy tickets now to support your Vikings!