Vikings at Seahawks Week Nine Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-3) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-4)

SERIES

  VIKINGS SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER   6-5
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Frazier: 0-0 Carroll: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 36-17 vs. Buccaneers L 28-24 at Lions
LAST GAME 11/22/09: Seahawks 9 at Vikings 35. Minnesota QB Brett Favre completes 22 of 25 passes (88 pct.) for 213 yards with 4 TDs for 141.8 passer rating.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/22/06: Vikings 31, Seahawks 13. Minnesota RB Chester Taylor records 169 rushing yards, including 95-yard 3rd-quarter TD, as Vikings defeat Seattle.
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 93 (Min.), 139 (Sea.). XM: 231 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING Ponder: 171-262-1,743-10-7-85.8 Wilson (R): 129-210-1,466-10-8-82.4
RUSHING Peterson: 151-775 (1L)-5.1-4 Lynch: 159-757 (2L)-4.8-3
RECEIVING Harvin: 60 (1L)-667 (2C)-11.1-3 Rice: 28-367-13.1-3
OFFENSE 339.9 303.0
TAKE/GIVE -4 -2
DEFENSE 331.8 312.0 (3C)
SACKS Allen: 7 Clemons: 7
INTs Winfield: 2 Sherman: 3
PUNTING Kluwe: 43.8 Ryan: 50.2 (3L)
KICKING Walsh (R): 68 (3C) (17/17 PAT; 17/18 FG) Hauschka: 56 (14/14 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER aims for 5th win in past 7 starts…Since 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads NFL with 7,527 rush yards & 68 rush TDs. Peterson (7,527) now has more rush yards than Pro Football HOFer JIM BROWN (7,459) through 1st 6 NFL seasons. Aims for 3rd in row with 120+ rush yards & TD. Has 30 career 100-yard rush games, most in franchise history…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history w/ 20+ scrim. TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history w/ rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 consecutive seasons. Since Ponder’s 1st start (10/23/11), Harvin has 122 receptions, 2nd most in NFL. Aims for 5th in row w 100+ rec. yards or rec. TD. Had TD catch in last meeting…DE JARED ALLEN has 7 sacks in past 6 & aims for 7th in row with sack. Has 39 sacks in past 33. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 112 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 81 tackles…Rookie K BLAIR WALSH has converted 17 of 18 FGs, incl. 4 of 4 from 50+ yards…SEAHAWKS: Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 236 yards & 2 TDs for 96.8 rating last week. Leads all rookies with 10 TD passes & is tied for most wins by starting rookie QB (4)…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH ranks 2nd in NFL with 757 rush yards. Has 85+ rush yards in 15 of past 17. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 1,698 rush yards. Rushed for 105 yards last week, incl. career-long 77-yard TD. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON ranks 2nd in NFC with 29.8 KR avg…WR SIDNEY RICE was Vikings’ 2nd-round draft pick in 2007 & spent 4 seasons with club (2007-10). Has TD in 2 of past 3. WR GOLDEN TATE has 20+ yard catch in 5 of past 6 at home. Last week, TE ZACH MILLER had 1st TD catch with Seahawks…Rush defense (84.9 yards per game) ranks 2nd in NFC. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 13 sacks in past 15. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. Rookie DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFC rookies w/ 4.5 sacks. LB LEROY HILL had 1 sack & FF in last home meeting. Posted 1st sack of season last week. S EARL THOMAS has INT in 2 of past 3.


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