Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Survive Vikings To Take NFC West Lead; 49ers Fall To #5 Seed

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The Seattle Seahawks can rarely play in a normal football game and Monday night was no exception. The Seahawks overcame a slow start to top the Minnesota Vikings, 37-30, on Monday Night Football to take momentary possession of the NFC West lead.

Seattle survived a bizarre pick-six and a 17-10 halftime deficit by rattling off 24 unanswered points to seize control of the contest in the fourth quarter. A furious Minnesota rally fell short as the Vikings fall to 8-4.

While Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a victory, the Seattle running game once again shined bright. Chris Carson rushed for 103 yards and a score. Meanwhile, teammate Rashaad Penny rumbled for 74 yards and added a rushing and receiving touchdown.

The win places the 10-2 Seahawks in a first-place tie with the San Francisco 49ers, who dropped a 20-17 battle to Baltimore on Sunday.

Incredibly, the 49ers, who were the NFL’s last unbeaten team and in control of the NFC West weeks ago, now have fallen to the fifth seed in the NFC playoff picture.

The 49ers head to New Orleans next Sunday for a “gotta have it” game against the Saints. Seattle will trek to the LA Coliseum to visit the Rams for Sunday Night Football.

It appears all roads will lead to a Week 17 showdown between the 49ers and Seahawks for the NFC West crown, a first-round bye, and much more.

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