Facing a 21-0 deficit, the Minnesota Vikings took the second half kickoff from the Seattle Seahawks, with Cordarrelle Patterson taking the kickoff to the Minnesota 21-yard line. The Vikings appeared to have a conversion on third down, but an offensive pass interference penalty on Jarius Wright negated that, and the Vikings were forced to punt. Seattle returned Jeff Locke's punt into Minnesota territory at the 42-yard line.
As has been the case all afternoon, it didn't take the Seahawks long to take advantage, as the combination of Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls moved Seattle down the field. The two of them accounted for the majority of the Seahawks' yardage on the drive, and it concluded with Wilson hitting the venerable Fred Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown pass, putting the Seahawks ahead 28-0.
The Vikings actually managed a couple of positive plays on their next drive, and then. . .it was 1st-and-38. Yes. . .first down and thirty-eight yards to go. It happened after 1) a holding penalty on Brandon Fusco, 2) offensive pass interference on Mike Wallace, 3) another holding penalty, and 4) an illegal block on Mike Harris. Yeah, it's been that kind of day. The Vikings had to punt, and the Seahawks took over at their own 20-yard line.
On the next drive, Seattle moved the ball once again, as Wilson appeared to have a 53-yard touchdown run, but it was called back for a holding penalty. But, it didn't matter, as Wilson calmly dropped back and found Doug Baldwin for a 53-yard touchdown pass, his second scoring reception of the afternoon, to make the score 35-0.
The Vikings got a small glimmer of hope, as Cordarrelle Patterson took the ensuing kickoff one yard deep in the end zone, found a seam on the right side, and took it 101 yards for a score, finally getting the Vikings on the board at 35-7.
As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Seahawks are looking at 2nd-and-7 from their own 35-yard line.
The Minnesota Vikings trail the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 35-7 as we move to the final fifteen minutes of play at TCF Bank Stadium. This game can't get over soon enough, but if you want to hang out, that's cool.