Wild Card Weekend
Seattle Seahawks (48) at Minnesota Vikings (13)
This is a rematch of a very one-sided game from earlier in the season, and the result here was much of the same. The Seahawks had their way with the Vikings on both offense and defense.
Minnesota’s lone offensive drive was on their first possession. Good running by Adrian Peterson opened up thing for a touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater to Stephon Diggs on a play-action pass from 28 yards out. That tied the game at seven, but it was all Seattle after that.
The Seahawks punted only twice in the game, and both were in the fourth quarter once the outcome was decided. They scored on their first six possessions.
Marshawn Lynch returned from his abdominal surgery to rush for 92 yards on 20 carries for Seattle. Christine Michael added 58 yards on 13 carries as well.
Adrian Peterson had success running the ball on Minnesota’s opening drive but was mostly shut down after that. He finished with 67 yards on 18 carries, but 41 of those yards came on his six carries in that first possession.
It was a typical day at the office for Russell Wilson. He completed 22 of his 27 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns.
Teddy Bridgewater was not so fortunate. He was sacked six times as the Seahawks held him to 14 completions (on 27 attempts) for a measly 112 yards passing.
Obviously, playing the powerful Seahawks was a poor reward for winning the NFC North. The Vikings head to the offseason while Seattle moves on to take on the 15-1 Panthers.
Next: Green Bay at Washington