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Quarter notes: First

Golden Tate

In a nutshell: Seahawks 14-7. Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Golden Tate and Sidney Rice, after the Vikings took the early lead on Adrian Peterson’s 1-yard scoring run.

Player of the quarter: Wilson. The rookie QB took advantage of Marcus Trufant’s big play – forcing and recovering a fumble -  to get the Seahawks even on a TD pass to Tate, then capped a nine-play, 78-yard drive with his 11-yard TD pass to former Viking Rice on third-and-9. Wilson was 5 of 9 for 51 yards.

Plays of the quarter: Quicker than you could say, “Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing,” he broke a 74-yarder to the Seahawks’ 1-yard line on second play of the game. Peterson would have scored if not for a saving tackle by cornerback Brandon Browner. Defensive tackle Alan Branch missed Peterson in the backfield and linebacker Leroy Hill also missed him as he was turned the corner. Then, quicker than you could say, “The Seahawks need a big play,” nickel back Marcus Trufant forced Percy Harvin to fumble and recovered the ball at the Vikings’ 17 to set up Wilson’s TD pass to Tate.

Number of the quarter: 14. The Seahawks’ point total, and the most points they’ve scored in a first quarter this season.


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