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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



November 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM

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Game in review: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20

Players of the game
• Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 182 yards, most by a Seahawks opponent since Frank Gore gained 207 yards in September 2009. Peterson is the first player in two years to rush for two touchdowns in the same game against Seattle.

• Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch gained a season-high 124 yards, his third consecutive game with more than 100 yards rushing.

Play of the game
Receiver Golden Tate's second-quarter touchdown was a vault worthy of the Olympics, Seattle's receiver jumping up and actually being flipped upside down after contact with a Minnesota defender. The ball came loose, but only after officials ruled it had crossed the plane of the goal-line for an 11-yard touchdown catch with 52 seconds left in the first half. It was Tate's second touchdown of the game and turned out to be the go-ahead score.

Turning point
Seattle drove 72 yards on its second possession of the third quarter. The drive began with two lateral passes to Tate, which were counted as rushing plays and resulted in gains of 13 and 8 yards. Seattle had seven rushes on the drive for 60 yards on the drive that culminated in Lynch's 3-yard touchdown run.

Seahawks surprises
vik-mark-1-cl.gif Peterson ran 74 yards on his second carry of the game, the longest run allowed by any Seattle team since September 2009.

Seahawks The Seahawks did not commit a turnover for the first time in six games. Seattle has committed two turnovers in four home games this season and 11 in five road games.

Seahawks Seattle gained a season-high 385 yards on offense, its most in any game since Game 7 last year against Cincinnati.

By the numbers
249 -- that's how many consecutive point-after kicks Seattle had made, a streak snapped when Steven Hauschka's third attempt of the game was blocked by Minnesota's Kevin Williams.

84.9 -- yards rushing the Seahawks allowed the first eight games.

80 -- yards rushing the Vikings' Peterson had on Minnesota's first possession.

55 -- yard field goal by Vikings' Blair Walsh in the third quarter, matched longest kick made in stadium history.

44 -- net yards passing for Minnesota, fewest by a Seahawks opponent since Philadelphia had 12 in the season-opener in 1998.

Injuries
Vikings -- WR Percy Harvin suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter, but returned to the game. Seahawks -- LB K.J. Wright left the game after suffering a concussion in the first quarter. Center Max Unger left the game in the third quarter because of a dislocated finger, but returned.

Quoteworthy
Pete Carroll said, "It was the kind of day that we needed to start the second half. We put a lot of pressure on our guys to play well today and to get things done and get this thing going."


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