Seahawks, Vikings Trade Scoring Jabs; Seattle Comes Out Victorious, 37-30
Usually they say basketball is a game of runs, but Monday Night Football between Seattle and Minnesota had some serious scoring runs.
The Seahawks scored 24 points in 10:29 game time to lead 34-17. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings responded by scoring 13 points in just over five minutes of the fourth quarter.
Despite the Vikings furious attempt at a comeback, Seattle tacked on a late field goal and the Seahawks special teams forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to beat Minnesota 37-30.
The running game for the Seahawks might be the underappreciated aspect of Seattle’s victory. Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny each carried the ball 15-plus times. Carson rushed 23 times for 102 yards and a TD, while Penny had 15 carries for 74 yards and a score.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks struggled at times throughout the night. Wilson threw just his fourth interception, which was deflected and then he batted to the Vikings for a pick six.
The Seattle QB finished strong with 240 yards, three touchdowns and the INT.
As for Wilson’s Viking counterpart, Cousins threw for 276 yards, two TDs and a pick. The problem for Cousins? He’s now 0-8 on Monday Night Football.
Kirk Cousins is now 0-8 on MNF.
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With the win, Seattle is now tied with San Francisco at the top of the NFC West at 10-2. However, Seattle’s Week 10 victory over the 49ers gives the Seahawks the tiebreaker in the division. Seattle now jumps from the Wild Card No. 5 seed to the No. 2 seed.
The loss pushes Minnesota (8-4) out of a tie with Green Bay (9-3) in the NFC North.
Here are the highlights from Monday Night Football:
Dalvin Cook 2-yd TD run, 7-0 Vikings
Chris Carson 1-yd TD run, 7-7
Anthony Harris 20-yd Pick Six, 14-7 Vikings
Rashaad Penny 1-yd TD run, 17-17
Wilson to David Moore 60-yd TD, 27-17 Seahawks
Wilson to Penny 13-yd TD, 34-17 Seahawks
Kirk Cousin to Laquon Treadwell 58-yd TD, 34-24 Seahawks
Cousins to Kyle Rudolph 3-yd TD (missed PAT), 34-30 Seahawks
Final Call: Seahawks win 37-30