After beating the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle is top of NFC West Seahawks now first in their division
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings 37-30 on the last Monday Night Football at Centurylink Stadium. Seattle’s record is now 10-2, which moved them to the top of the NFC West. At the top overall is the New Orleans Saints with the same record.
At Monday night’s football game, Wilson ended with 240 yards and completed 21 of 31 passes. At halftime the Seahawks were behind 17-10, however, in the 3rd and 4th quarter they managed to score 24 points in a rampage against the Vikings. The Seahawks punted the first drive of the game against the Vikings who had a record of 8-4. However, within the first couple of minutes, Dalvin Cook scored a touchdown in a 83 yard drive from the Vikings. Wilson had one interception in the game from Anthony Harris in the second quarter. Right before halftime Dan Bailey kicked a 47 yard field goal, letting the Viking’s lead by 7.
The second half was where the Seahawks really shone. Wilson threw to David Moore who scored a 60 yard touchdown, then the Vikings scored another touchdown. Things began to heat up when the Vikings fumbled on their last two drives and the Seahawks took advantage of this. “I think we are playing great football, but we can play better,” Wilson told reporters. “The thing is is that we are 10-2 and on top of the NFC West. We are in control. That’s a great thing.” They have now won 5 games straight.
The Seahawks next game is Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are in third place in the NFC West with a 7-5 record. Jadeveon Clowney and Ziggy Ansah are defensive ends for the Seahawks are questionable for Sunday’s game but have been practicing all week so they’ll likely make an appearance. Unfortunately, Neiokp Thorpe’s had hernia surgery which ended his season. Luke Wilson, tight-end for the Seahawks, is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury.
The last 5 times that the rivals Rams and Seahawks have played against each other have been very close games, 5 points or fewer to be exact. Kickoff is at 5:20 PST and the Seahawks are the ones on the road. The Rams won their previous game against the Arizona Cardinals in an astounding 34-7 win. The Rams beat the Seahawks twice last year, so they know they have a chance. But many people have said this could be Russell Wilson’s best season yet so it will take a lot to defeat the dominant Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Pete Carroll said it best, “Now it’s finish time and we’ve got to do our job. We haven’t really done anything yet. But the finish of the season is there for us. With four games left, we have to make some noise and see if we can finish this thing off right.”