Sebastian Janikowski's 37-yard field goal in the first quarter was all the scoring until the fourth quarter, when both teams finally found the end zone. But the Seahawks did so on both sides of the ball, including Justin Coleman returning a Kirk Cousins fumble 29 yards for a score. That went along with Chris Carson's two-yard touchdown run to help Seattle jump ahead, 21-0, which was too much for the Vikings to come back from in the final minutes.
The Vikings did out-gain the Seahawks, 276-274, but they failed to create scoring chances until the fourth quarter, when it was too little, too late. as they suffered their second straight loss. Despite the defeat, the Vikings still hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC. Cousins was held to just 208 yards and a late touchdown pass to Dalvin Cook, as he fell to 0-6 in his carer on Monday Night Football.
Wilson's numbers weren't any better, as he had just 72 yards through the air on 10-of-20 throwing and one interception. Although, the Seahawks once again did just enough to pull of their fourth straight victory. With the way the NFC is shaping up, it is looking as if one more victory in their final three games will be enough to get them in. Within those three games are games against lowly teams like the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
The Seahawks' matchup with the Niners will take place in San Francisco next week, while the Vikings will return home to battle the Miami Dolphins next Sunday.