The only surprise in the Minnesota Vikings' 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks was what took so long? Even though the Seahawks were never in any danger of losing this game, it was reasonable close after three quarters with the Vikings down 24-13.
After trading scores through most of the first half, when the Vikings were able to tie the score at 3-3 and 10-10, Seattle scored a go-ahead touchdown and held the Vikings to a field goal.
With 0:52 left in the half, Percy Harvin returned a kickoff 58 yards to give the Seahawks the ball on the Vikings' 46-yard line. Wilson led the Seahawks on a five-play drive that ended with a 19-yard pass to Doug Baldwin. It gave Seattle the 24-13 lead at halftime.
After a scoreless third quarter, where the Seahawks seemed to toy with the Vikings, allowing them to hang around, they broke the game open in the fourth quarter. Three Vikings interceptions—two by Christian Ponder and one by Matt Cassel, quickly led to a 41-13 lead for Seattle and put the game away with 10 minutes left in the game.
Cassel led the Vikings to a meaningless touchdown for the final score when Seattle was playing its backups.
The loss drops the Vikings to 2-8 on the season and puts them squarely in the running for a high draft pick as Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta for its second win of the season. Now if only Jacksonville can find a way to win another game.
Here are some takeaways from another tough game for the Vikings.