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Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

The bad guys lead by a field goal

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

We’re fifteen minutes into the 2021 home opener at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings trail the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 10-7.

Seattle got the ball first as the Vikings won the toss and chose to defer to the second half. Russell Wilson and company pushed the ball down the field and set themselves up with a first-and-goal at the 10, and D.K. Metcalf finished it off with a 10-yard touchdown catch. Metcalf had three catches for 54 yards on the drive, including a big one to set up the goal-to-go. The extra point from Jason Myers was good, and they had a 7-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

The Vikings started at the 30 on their first drive after a touchback and a penalty. Alexander Mattison got the first two touches for a total of 27 yards (7-yard run followed by a 20-yard pass), and then Kirk Cousins found Tyler Conklin for another big gain. After a couple of passes to Justin Jefferson set up a goal-to-go situation, the Vikings got their answer as Cousins found Tyler Conklin for a 7-yard score! Greg Joseph’s extra point was good, and just like that the score was tied at 7-7.

The Seahawks then put together another long drive, and they got more points as Jason Myers connected on his 37th consecutive field goal, this one a 53-yarder to put the lead back in Seattle favor at 10-7.

As we move to the second quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at 2nd-and-7 from their own 27-yard line.

We have made it through the first quarter of the 2021 home opener for the Vikings, as they trail the Seahawks by a score of 10-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!