"Maybe the 17 points was too much. That was one of about two dozen plays that you could point to". The Seahawks have the inside track to the division title with four games left.
With their win, the Seahawks matched the San Francisco 49ers at 10-2.
He quickly referenced their game recently against the 4-8 Denver Broncos in Minnesota. If the playoffs started today, the chance to right the ship in Seattle would come only if Minnesota won on wild-card weekend and advanced to the divisional round.
Minnesota would extend their first-half lead with an interception returned for a touchdown. Wilson was 21 of 31 for 240 yards. Seattle rushed for 218 yards, the most allowed by Minnesota this season. Carson had 102, including a 1-yard TD. While the Packers made life miserable for Giants top pick Daniel Jones by intercepting him three times and injuring his ankle, they let Saquon Barkley rack up 115 yards from scrimmage, including 84 rushing yards on 19 carries.
The areas in red on the map (running from coast to coast within the United States) will have access to the Saints game. "They're really coming on", Seattle offensive lineman Duane Brown said.
In Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, Marvin Jones Jr.'s annihilation of Minnesota's secondary (four touchdown catches) was outdone by Kirk Cousins' 337 passing yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions and a 141.1 rating in the Vikings' 42-30 victory.
"I think we have a football team that can go on the road in a tough environment and get a win".
But this was a flat-out missed opportunity to assert some dominance in the NFC playoff picture. "It's disappointing", Cousins said. On Minnesota's first play of the next possession, Cook was stripped by Rasheem Green, and Bradley McDougald recovered.
The Rams have two top ten receivers in the NFC this season.
The first play of the fourth quarter was forgettable for the Vikings as well. Receiver Stefon Diggs dropped a pass in the first half and had a sideline catch ripped away from him by Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers, who was credited with Cousins' first interception since the October 13 win vs. Philadelphia. Three plays later, Wilson found Penny on a screen pass and Seattle had a 17-point lead.
That was the game Minnesota fell behind 20-0 at halftime and needed a franchise record second-half comeback to beat the Broncos 27-23. Cook immediately went to the locker room after his fumble with a shoulder injury and did not return.
The Vikings had two more prime-time games on their schedule beyond Monday night's game in Seattle before they were flexed out of their Week 15 Sunday night game against the Chargers in Los Angeles. Seattle will take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night next week.