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Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It was all Seattle in the third quarter

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

There’s just one quarter left in Seattle, and the Seattle Seahawks have scored seventeen unanswered points to take a 27-17 lead over the Minnesota Vikings into the final frame.

Minnesota got the ball to start the second half, having deferred after winning the opening coin toss. Unfortunately, it didn’t mean much, as the Vikings went three-and-out on their first possession of the half. Seattle then answered with a long drive, and tied things up after a 1-yard touchdown run by Rashaad Penny. Jason Myers connected on the extra point, and the score was tied at 17-17 with about nine minutes left in the quarter.

On the Vikings’ next offensive play, Kirk Cousins handed the ball to Dalvin Cook, and he put the ball on the ground for a fumble that Seattle recovered. Cook and Stefon Diggs were injured on the play, but Diggs has come back into the game while Cook’s return has been deemed “questionable.” Jason Myers wound up kicking a 29-yard field goal, and the home team found itself back on top, 20-17.

Seattle then extended their lead on their next drive. The Vikings got Seattle into a 3rd-and-5 from the 40-yard line, and Russell Wilson lofted a pass to a wide-open David Moore for a 60-yard score against Xavier Rhodes. Myers added the extra point, and the Seattle lead increased to ten at 27-17.

As we move to the fourth quarter, the Vikings are looking at 2nd-and-10 from their own 25-yard line.

We’ve got one quarter remaining in Seattle, and the Vikings trail the Seahawks by a score of 27-17. Can they pull off a comeback in this one?