The Seahawks offense showed some signs of life to start the first half with wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s leaping one-handed grab helping them move the ball into Vikings territory.
They remain in search of their first points of the game, however. Russell Wilson’s high pass for tight end Chase Coffman on third down went off Coffman’s hand and into the waiting mitts of Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes for an interception.
Teddy Bridgewater found fullback Zach Line for an 11-yard gain on the next play and the Vikings got 15 more yards tacked on when Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was penalized for roughing the quarterback. Avril dropped Adrian Peterson for a big loss to hold the Vikings to a field goal attempt, but Blair Walsh was good for the second time on the day and the Vikings lead 6-0 eight minutes into the third quarter.
The interception is only the second that Wilson has thrown since November 15 and the Seahawks can’t afford to wait much longer before getting some points on the board in Minnesota.