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Seahawks Defense Rises in Win over Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks were both in NFC wild card spots entering Monday night’s match up. Seattle’s defense held Minnesota’s offense to under 300 total yards of offense and the Seahawks won 21-7.

The score of the game was only 3-0 Seattle entering the fourth-quarter. With the Seattle Seahawks leading 6-0 in the fourth, they made a key goal line stand on fourth down.

Later in the fourth, Seattle scored on a Chris Carson 2-yard touchdown run (2-point conversion Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett). He finished with 90 yards rushing on 22 carries and a touchdown. Wilson completed 10-of-20 passes for 72 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 61 yards on seven carries.

Lockett was Seattle’s leading receiver. He caught five passes for 42 yards receiving. Later in the fourth, Justin Coleman returned a fumble for a touchdown for the Seahawks.

The Minnesota Vikings avoided the shutout by Kirk Cousins throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Dalvin Cook. Cousins completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for five yards on three carries. Kirk Cousins struggled once again in a prime time match up.

Cook finished with 55 yards rushing on 13 carries. He also caught five passes for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs was Minnesota’s leading receiver with four receptions for 76 yards receiving.

Both of these teams would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. The Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1) will host the Miami Dolphins (7-6) next Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) will be on the road against the San Francisco 49ers (3-10) next Sunday.

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