Running back Adrian Peterson was ready for the Seattle Seahawks. The rest of the Minnesota Vikings weren't in Sunday's 30-20 loss that kept Minnesota's recent slide going.
Minnesota ran for 243 yards as a team, with Peterson going for a season-high 182 yards, but it wasn't enough as the Vikings (5-4) lost for the third time in four games. Many of the same issues that have come to the forefront in the recent losses again hampered Minnesota in Sunday's loss: missed tackles, gap control on run defense, and the lack of any credible passing game. And the Vikings will have to right their sinking ship in a hurry with four NFC North games in the next five weeks, which includes their Week 11 bye.
Here are five things reinforced from Minnesota's close, yet disappointing loss at Seattle:
1. The passing game has a long ways to go.
The perplexing performances of the Vikings' passing offense continued against the Seahawks. Quarterback Christian Ponder and the offensive line couldn't handle th...