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SEATTLE -- The feet of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch were enough to outcome those of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Wilson's scrambling and Lynch's rumbling helped Seattle take a 30-20 win over the Vikings on a clear and unseasonably warm afternoon Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Wilson completed 16 of 24 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Lynch topped 100 rushing yards for the fifth time this season, finishing with 124 yards on 26 carries. The Vikings' offense was stifled in the second half when it went away from Peterson and began throwing much more often. After Peterson gained 144 yards on 12 carries in the first half, he was given the ball just five more times in the second half for another 38 yards. Peterson finished with a season-high 182 yards on just 17 carries despite not practicing Friday because of an ankle injury. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had a woeful afternoon. He was 11...
BEST OF MAXIM
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch set the standard for what is known as "beast mode".What it means is that a runner is running with such ferocity and power, that the very Earth trembles beneath it every time they carry the ball.I chose those words on purpose, because for me the first time I saw Lynch go "beast mode" was in a Wild Card playoff game following...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't practice much this week, but he's a full go against a tough Seattle defense.Fantasy Spin:Peterson didn't let major knee surgery get in the way of his season so an ankle sprain wasn't going to stop him. Peterson is averaging 109 ypg rushing over his last five contests.
Leslie Frazier seems like a perfectly nice guy. He is in his second season as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and, after a very surprisingly successful start to the 2012 NFL season, it is now looking as if Frazier is afraid of success. He is either afraid of success for both the Vikings as well as Adrian Peterson, or he just has no idea as to how momentum and football both...
The Seahawks and the Vikings both rely on two of the best running backs. When Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are workhorses, team success follows. The numbers show it.
The Vikings didn’t have much go right for them Sunday in Seattle, but Adrian Peterson accounted for the Vikings’ top five gains when the deep passing game once again struggled. Stats and reaction on both those fronts, as well as Percy Harvin’s frustration, A.J. Jefferson starting, and Allen Reisner being the most productive tight end against Seattle.
Stopping Peterson & Harvin Likely Key
After what was probably the worst defensive outing of the season for the Seattle Seahawks, the team will hope to rebound this Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings roll into town.
The job doesn’t get any easier for the Seahawks defense, as they will have to shut down a pair of Pro Bowlers in Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin if they want...
The Minnesota Vikings are listing wide receiver Percy Harvin
as day-to-day after he “badly” sprained his left ankle last weekend, reports
the Associated Press. Harvin said that he hopes to play, but he’s considered
very questionable considering the extent of his injury.
"I'm just going to go
day by day. Like I said, I'm in a lot of pain. There's a lot...
Grades Are In
The Seattle Seahawks went 2-2 during the first quarter of the season. As I expected, they split the games in the second quarter of the season as well.
After the first half of the season, the 4-4 Seahawks are tied for 7th place in the NFC and are 3rd place in the NFC West.
Here is how they got there:
Seattle won 16-12
Despite having seven penalties and...
There is no other way to lead a recap of Sunday’s games than with a discussion of Doug Martin’s effort. I spent the week talking about how the loss of the best guard in football may have an impact on this line (lets give Tampa’s o-line some credit, too) and the run game. Martin and his teammates proved me wrong on game day. Oakland fought valiantly to stay in this game, but...