Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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Vikings still in thick of playoff hunt despite loss to Seahawks

Vikings still in thick of playoff hunt despite loss to Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks took control of the NFC West with a 37-30 Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings, and looked good doing it. The Vikings started out strong, leading the Seahawks by a touchdown, 17-10, at half-time after the offense got within field goal range with around a minute left in the half and went ahead by a touchdown. Considering they received the ball to start the second-half, things were looking up for the purple in one of the most inhospitable environments in the NFL. Like he did in last month's game against the Lions, Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky found success through the air, completing 29 of his 38 passes for 338 yards - the first time this season that Trubisky crossed the 300-yard mark. It marked only the fourth time since Zimmer's arrival that an opponent has rushed for 200 yards against the Vikings.

On Monday night Seattle fell behind early thanks to a weird pick-six by Wilson. Possibly, but the Vikings would be facing a thousand-times more criticism if Cook's injury was made even worse by staying out on the field and he was forced to miss some time during the final few weeks of the season. Alexander Mattison came in after that and saw most of the action for Minnesota.

The Vikings continue with 12 personnel (Cook at running back and tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith, Jr., to go along with receivers Stefon Diggs and Bisi Johnson) and return to the air.

Oh, and the Seahawks, winners of five straight, haven't lost a game on the road this season, too, which is pretty bonkers and should have them feeling confident if they have to pack their bags and jump on a flight for a game in the postseason. Though he quickly came back to the sideline, he did enter Minnesota's next drive. They're growing into the belief that they can win football games. With the Vikings losing and falling to 8-4, the Rams are now just one game back for the sixth seed in the NFC. The team is now one game behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North division. "They're with us on everything and they're going along with it".

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