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Quarter notes: Second

Golden Tate

Wide receiver Golden Tate leaps for the end zone to give the Seahawks a 20-17 lead at halftime.

In a nutshell: Seahawks 20-17. Adrian Peterson’s second touchdown run of the game tied the score with 11:46 left in the half, and Blair Walsh’s 36-yard field goal gave the Vikings the lead with 5:25 to play. But, Russell Wilson then threw his third TD pass of the half – an 11-yarder to Golden Tate – to give the Seahawks back the lead with 44 seconds remaining.

Players of the quarter: Peterson and Wilson. Peterson not only scored his second touchdown of the game, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive that started in the first quarter, he put the legs in the go-ahead field-goal drive with back-to-back runs of 24 and 15 yards. Wilson, meanwhile, led the 12-play, 80-yard drive to allow the Seahawks to regain the lead. Wilson was 4 of 4 for 48 yards.

Plays of the quarter: On a third-and-4 play from the Seahawks’ 44-yard line, it appeared that nickel back Marcus Trufant had broken up Christian Ponders’ pass to Percy Harvin. But the officials flagged Trufant for a 24-yard pass interference penalty. Peterson scored four plays later. But, Wilson prolonged the Seahawks’ last scoring drive by keeping for a 1-yard gain on fourth-and-1. And, Tate scored after taking a short pass and leaping into the end zone.

Number of the quarter: 144. That’s how many rushing yards Peterson had in the first half. Oh, and he scored twice.


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