Vikings roll over Seahawks 30-17 for first win

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After losing their season opener on a field goal in overtime and their second game on a missed last-second field goal, the Vikings made sure the final play didn’t come down to a field goal. Minnesota dominated the Seahawks 30-17 on Sunday.

It was the Vikings’ first victory over the Seahawks since Nov. 22, 2009, when Brett Favre was their quarterback. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had gone 0-5 against Seattle in his career before Sunday.

The Seahawks are 1-2 with division games looming against the 49ers and Rams the next two weeks.

The Vikings led the Seahawks 21-17 at halftime and added Greg Joseph field goals of 43, 34 and 20 yards in the second half. Seattle had only 7 total yards, including minus-4 net passing yards, in the third quarter.

The Vikings outgained the Seahawks 453 to 389 yards.

Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns. He had scoring plays of 7, 15 and 3 yards to Tyler Conklin, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson respectively. Jefferson caught nine passes for 118 yards and Conklin seven for 70 yards.

Alexander Mattison, subbing for the injured Dalvin Cook, had 32 touches for 171 yards.

Russell Wilson was 23-of-32 for 298 yards and a touchdown. DK Metcalf made six catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, and Chris Carson had 12 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.

23 responses to “Vikings roll over Seahawks 30-17 for first win

  1. It was cute when the refs turned the momentum in Minnesota’s favor on that phantom pass interference penalty in the second quarter.

    The Vikings get more help than any team I’ve ever seen.

  2. The battle of the $30M+ QBs. I wonder how long it will be for Russ to ask for another raise.

  3. Not sure how Harrison Smith wasn’t arrested for mugging on that end zone play where he almost intercepted the ball. He didn’t look back, he arrived before the ball, and smashed the Seahawks receiver.

    Don’t especially care.. thinking of you Bobby on your field goal block off the back of the Vikes lineman a few years back.

  4. Sure is a lot of hate from non-vikings fans. I might have to change my tune about Cousins if he keeps playing this way. Glad the Purple got away with a win, especially against the team that has had their number for far too long.

  5. Nice win today. Kirk played well and Mattison filled in admirably for Cook. They’ve got a tough schedule ahead, so today’s win was big. Hope they can keep the momentum going.

  6. Like I said last week the Hawks have NO O-line or D-line to speak. They’re the weakest team in the trenches in the NFC West. Seattle will finish in last and Carroll will retire this year. He can’t make Seattle any better now, they have peaked with him. All things come to end, but Russ is still elite!

  7. singularitynow says:
    September 26, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    Not sure how Harrison Smith wasn’t arrested for mugging on that end zone play where he almost intercepted the ball. He didn’t look back, he arrived before the ball, and smashed the Seahawks receiver.

    Don’t especially care.. thinking of you Bobby on your field goal block off the back of the Vikes lineman a few years back.
    ——-

    Even in slow motion it was perfect timing.

  8. The Vikings played great…and needed to win that game…Seattle has some big defensive issues…similar to last year…remember when Seattle’s defense started last year looking really bad then turned things around by the end of the year? The Seahawks need to build off of their defensive end strength and figure out how to put pressure on an offense because they are just reacting right now and it won’t cut it….

  9. Worried about the D in the first half, but say what you want about Zim, he adjusts well. Looks like Cousins and Kubiak are in sync too. Great to have noise in the stadium again.

  10. Yes, good to have fans back! But, and I like Zimmer ok, he doesn’t always adjust well. He did today! Kubes Jr and Kirk are working well together right now. Finally beat that dude!

  11. Seattle needs to flush the Front Office and coaching staff. This degradation of a once strong team has gone on far too long!

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