No one really thought the Minnesota Vikings had a chance against the Seattle Seahawks. All six of the predictions in the St. Paul Pioneer Press expected the Seahawks to win and cover the spread of 12.5 points.
A search of the Twitterverse found only fans so drunk on the purple kool-aid that they are blinded by any reality believing that the Vikings had any chance to pull off an upset.
This one wasn't even deserving of a comparison to the biblical reference of David and Goliath—as David was able to defeat the giant in an upset. In this case, the giant shrugged off the underdog and swatted him with a rolled-up newspaper, putting him in his place.
The Seahawks showed the Vikings that they are a much better team. They used one of the Vikings' former weapons, kick returner Percy Harvin, to hammer it home.
Harvin only touched the ball twice in his Seattle debut, but both times he came up with big plays to help the Seahawks. His only catch converted a 3rd-and-10, and his one kick return was good for 58 yards and set up a Seattle touchdown right before the half.
Seattle turned a fumble and three interceptions into 20 points in routing the Vikings 41-20.
It was another ugly loss for the Vikings despite an improved effort by the defense. An ugly loss deserves some ugly grades—don't expect any high marks for this one.