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Minnesota Vikings At Seattle Seahawks: Second Quarter Open Thread

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We're fifteen minutes into the game at CenturyLink Field, and here is my recap based on what I can see on the drive chart from

The Vikings got the ball first, and on their first third down attempt Christian Ponder was sacked by Cliff Avril. The sack caused a fumble, which was recovered by the Seahawks at the Minnesota 33-yard line.

Seattle's first drive saw them pick up an initial first down, but a big play by Fred Evans caused a big loss of yardage. The Seahawks turned it into a 50-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka, and took a 3-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.

The next Vikings' drive appeared to be significantly better, as the Vikings progressed down to the Seattle 34-yard line. However, another sack of Ponder and a penalty on Phil Loadholt pushed them back to a 3rd-and-19 situation. Ponder attempted to go deep to Jerome Simpson (who had been benched going into this one after his DWI incident last week), and it was incomplete. . .but Richard Sherman was called for pass interference to keep the drive alive. The drive stalled out at that point, however, and a 32-yard field goal from Blair Walsh knotted the score at 3-3.

On Seattle's next drive, the Vikings. . .forced a three-and-out? Yeah, they certainly did. The punt gave the Vikings pretty good field position at their own 36.

Minnesota proceeded to have a short three-and-out on their next drive, and the Vikings immediately surrendered a 44-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin. They followed that up with a 27-yard pass from Wilson to Ricardo Lockette to move the ball to the 4-yard line, and Marshawn Lynch took it over from there to give the Seahawks a 10-3 lead.

That's where we stand as we move to the second quarter of play. Save for the big pass interference penalty, the Vikings don't appear to have done a whole heck of a lot on offense so far. They trail by a touchdown after the first fifteen minutes in Seattle.