Game Recap: Vikings Fall Short in Battle of Backs


The Minnesota Vikings sailed to the Pacific Northwest on Sunday to play the Seattle Seahawks guided by their star in the sky, running back Adrian Peterson. The Seahawks fly by the light of their own star running back Marshawn Lynch; however on this Sunday afternoon a new rising star rose a little bit higher in the Seattle sky, quarterback Russell Wilson.

Adrian Peterson did not disappoint with his performance rushing for 182 yards on only 17 carries and finding the end zone twice for the Vikings only touchdowns of the day; unfortunately for the now 5-3 Minnesota squad, their quarterback Christian Ponder did not provide any support. Ponder’s 11 for 22 day only added 63 yards of offense in the air and marked the second time in three week he did not reach 70 yards passing in a game.

Marshawn Lynch did his part to balance a solid Seahawks’ offense with 26 carries for 124 yards and one touchdown and his efforts were match well by Russell Wilson’s 16 of 24 passing day with three touchdown passes, one to Sydney Rice and two to Golden Tate.

Seattle moved to 5-4 in the NFC West breaking their two game losing streak and get ready for a game against the New York Jets while the Vikings fell to 5-4 in the NFC North with their two game losing streak and they prepare to host the Detroit Lions.

Final Score: Vikings 20 Seahawks 30

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