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NFL Game Summary - Minnesota at Seattle



(Sunday, November 17th)

Final Score: Seattle 41, Minnesota 20

Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marshawn Lynch rushed for two touchdowns and hauled in another score to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 41-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Russell Wilson went 13-of-18 passing for 230 yards and two touchdowns, while Lynch compiled 54 rushing yards on 17 carries and added two grabs for nine yards for the Seahawks (10-1), who have won a franchise-record 13 straight home games.

"We haven't done anything yet. 10-1 is great but our goal is to win the whole thing," Wilson said of Seattle's stellar start to the season.

Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder completed 13-of-22 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, one of which was returned 29 yards for a touchdown by Walter Thurmond III.

"I made my mistakes in the second half," Ponder admitted. "It's a tough loss. As an offense, specifically me, we need more."

Backup Matt Cassel replaced Ponder in the fourth and finished 5-of-13 passing for 78 yards and a touchdown with one interception.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries, while Jarius Wright caught three passes for 69 yards and scored both touchdowns for the Vikings (2-8), who were coming off a 34-27 victory over Washington.

Ponder's day was doomed from the start, as he was sacked and lost the football on the third play from scrimmage. Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald pounced on the loose ball at the Minnesota 33, setting up Steven Hauschka's 50-yard field goal that made it 3-0 less than four minutes into the game.

Blair Walsh countered with a 32-yard field goal on Minnesota's ensuing touch to even the score, but the Seahawks used a quick 4-play sequence late in the quarter to grab a 10-3 edge.

Wilson found Doug Baldwin for 44 yards on the second play of the series and Ricardo Lockette followed with a 27-yard grab before Lynch surged in from four yards out.

Minnesota answered again on its ensuing possession when Ponder hit Wright on a 38-yard scoring strike, but the Seahawks sandwiched a pair of touchdown drives around a Walsh field goal to take a 24-13 lead into halftime.

Lynch highlighted the first march with a 23-yard pickup before capping it with a 1-yard TD surge that made it 17-10 Seattle midway through the second.

After Walsh responded with a 45-yard field goal, former Viking Percy Harvin, who was making his debut with the Seahawks, returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to the Minnesota 46.

With 40 seconds left in the half, Wilson quickly moved the team inside the Minnesota 20 before finding Baldwin for a 19-yard touchdown that sent Seattle into the locker room with an 11-point advantage.

Following a scoreless third quarter, Bobby Wagner picked off Ponder on Minnesota's second play of the fourth and returned it nine yards to the Minnesota 18.

Two plays later, Wilson bought time in the pocket before flipping a shovel pass to Lynch, who waltzed into the end zone for a 6-yard score that made it 31-13 less than two minutes into the final frame.

Thurmond put the game away three plays later, as he picked off Ponder and returned it 29 yards for a 38-13 cushion.

Cassel took over under center on Minnesota's next series, but the results stayed the same, as McDonald intercepted Cassel's second pass and returned it three yards to the Minnesota 15, setting up Hauschka's 26-yard field goal.

Cassel added a 21-yard scoring strike to Wright late in the fourth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Harvin was activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier in the week after recovering from hip surgery on Aug. 1. He last played in the NFL on Nov. 4, 2012 as a member of the Vikings against Seattle ... The Seahawks have won six straight overall ... Zach Miller led Seattle's receiving corps with 69 yards on four catches ... Minnesota racked up 19 first downs compared to 16 for Seattle ... Minnesota outgained Seattle, 336-323.

11/17 20:41:30 ET

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Local
1st OT
CHA 86
CHI 81
 
12th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
3rd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
4th
HOU 2
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 86
CHI 81
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
3rd
MIL 65
ATL 62
 
3rd
CLE 59
BRK 51
 
Half
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
3rd
OKC 55
DET 56
 
3rd
NOP 58
HOU 50
 
3rd
SAN 64
LAL 69
 
Half
MIA 51
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 46
TOR 57
 
3rd
MIN 56
UTA 57
 
3rd
BOS 62
WAS 68
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 3
MON 3
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
12th
DUR 5
NOR 6