It started fast for Seattle and ended faster in yet another dominating performance to go to 10-1 on the season and fly into their bye week.
Percy Harvin’s much anticipated insertion into the lineup was impactful, though the ex-Vikings star only touched the ball twice for Seattle. With a big 17 yard catch on 3rd down and a 58 yard kickoff return to set up the Seahawks’ touchdown just before half, Harvin was welcomed by the 12th Man with a thunderous ovation.
For Minnesota, they just couldn’t ever quiet the Seattle crowd and never really got on top of the game, something necessary in Seattle as a road team. It was a back and forth affair in the first half but in the second half the Seahawks’ defense took over. In a 24-13 game Ponder threw the first of three fourth quarter interceptions on a tipped pass by to Tony McDaniel.
Quarterback Russell Wilson would capitalize with a flip to Marshawn Lynch on the ensuing drive for a short touchdown. On the next possession Seattle cornerback Walter Thurmond would take the third Ponder pick to the house to make it 38-13. Then just for good measure the Seahawks picked another one off and kicked a field goal. The Vikings would end with a meaningless score for the final margin.
Lynch ended with two first half rushing touchdowns along with the receiving score. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson never took a rush over 8 yards and ended with 21 carries for 65 total yards.