The Minnesota Vikings could not defeat the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The 12th man once again consumed another victim, and the Seahawks won the game by a score of 30-20.
Adrian Peterson had a monster game in defeat, rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries.
In the end, Seattle's defense was just too oppressive for Christian Ponder to overcome, and he suffered through a miserable afternoon, throwing for just 63 yards on 22 attempts with zero touchdowns and one interception.
On the other side, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson feasted on the Vikings secondary, throwing for 173 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Marshawn Lynch also had a big game for the home team, rushing for 124 yards and a touchdown and pitching in with 26 more yards receiving.
Golden Tate made two touchdown grabs for the Seahawks, and Sidney Rice caught the other.
Percy Harvin was roughed up by the Seahawks secondary, sitting out at one point with an ankle injury and losing one fumble. He did return, but Harvin only tallied 34 total yards on offense.
The Vikings fell to 5-4 on the season and will host the Detroit Lions in a crucial NFC North battle in Week 10, while the Seahawks improved to 5-4 and will host the New York Jets.