The Seahawks were down 28 points before they crossed midfield for the first time in their 35-9 loss to the Vikings.
The Seahawks set a new franchise low with four yards rushing.
Said Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, “You can call it a step backwards, say we turned
a corner, we hit a U-turn, whatever you want to say. We just played terrible today. I didn’t break a
sweat probably ’til like five minutes left in the game … We couldn’t
never sustain a drive, couldn’t get anything going, but a lot of that
has to do with their defense.”
The Seahawks recorded two sacks in the first quarter and shut out the Vikings, but they couldn’t keep up the good effort.
While RB Justin Forsett was shut down on the ground, he did have eight catches for 80 yards.
Said Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe, “There was a lot of momentum out there, and everybody had a piece of the
pie in this win. But we can always get better. I know you guys are
tired of hearing that type of stuff, but it’s the truth.”
Vikings QB Brett Favre threw four touchdowns for the 22nd time, passing Dan Marino for the most in the history of the NFL.
NT Pat Williams said that he and the rest of the Vikings defensive linemen are “outlaws having fun.”
RB Chester Taylor played a big role on the second quarter drive that got the Vikings offense going.
The Vikings ran 72 offensive plays to 44 for the Seahawks, leading LB Chad Greenway to joke that he had time for plenty of cappuccinos.