The Seahawks offensive line was simply dominated in the first by the Vikings defense. Quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked four times for 27 yards. Wilson was the Seahawks leading rusher in the first with 35yards. As bad as they played in the first half the Seahawks were down 13-0. Not a huge deficit and one the Seahawks felt they could still overcome.
And overcome they did. The Seahawks scored three touchdowns in 1:57 during a whirl wind third quarter that finished with the Seahawks holding on to a 21-19 lead. Wilson threw touchdowns to Will Dissly, and DK. Metcalf. Chris Carson’s 29 yard run was the third score.
Despite the Seahawks third quarter avalanche of points the Vikings were not going down without a fight. And fight they did. The Vikings went on an 11 play 97 yard drive that gave them the lead at 26-21 with 7:08 left in the game. One point of reference, the Vikings drive took eight minutes and eleven seconds off the game clock. The Seahawks looked to be in the drivers sit when they got the ball after the Vikings score. The hope was short lived when Wilson’s pass to DK Metcalf was intercepted at the Seattle 38 yard line. So with 5:45 left in the game the Vikings had the ball at the Seattle 38 yard line and all looked lost for the Seahawks. The Vikings offense moved the ball to the Seattle 6 yard line and went for it on 4-1. The Seahawks defense made the play of game stopping the Vikings short of the first down
which gave the ball back to the offense.
And yup right on Q Wilson did his best walk on water impression leading the Seahawks on a 13 play 94 yard drive that took up one minute and 34 second of game clock. Oh yea the drive ended with Wilson connecting with Metcalf for a six yard game winning TD play.
And just like that Wilson and company pulled off another miraculous win. So the Seahawks get a week off and feeling good about themselves as the only 5-0 team in the NFL. And pretty sure Seahawks are okay with taking a break from the Seahawks heart stopping victories. For a week any way.