Seahawks at Vikings – Fourth quarter

Peephole perspective: Way too little, way too late. The Seahawks finally found the end zone, but the Vikings already had put up 35 points. The final: Vikings 35, Seahawks 9.

Player of the quarter: Seahawks RB Justin Forsett. With Favre on the sideline, it gave someone else a chance. Forsett hooked up with Hasselbeck on a 47-yard pass to setup the Seahawks’ only TD, and then scored it on a 1-yard run.

Play of the quarter: This one epitomized the game. On a second-and-12 play, DE Patrick Kerney dropped into coverage and tipped a Tarvaris Jackson pass. Third-and-long? No, third-and-3, as Sidney Rice made a lunging catch of the ball for a 9-yard gain.

Line of the quarter: And of the day – 35-9, the final score.

The bigger picture: The Vikings ran their lead to 35-3 when Rice and Jackson teamed up for a 35-yard TD with 10:21 left to play.

Just after the TD, they announced that Favre had completed 22 of 25 passes, a club-record 88 percent. That set off a chorus of “MVP. MVP. MVP” from the crowd.

It wasn’t their day, but there was no quit in the Seahawks on this day, either. Hasselbeck and Forsett hooked up on a 47-yard pass play on the their next possession, Hasselbeck then scrambled 4 yards to the 1 and Forsett scored. The two-point conversion pass to TE John Carlson was ruled incomplete. Seahawks coach Jim Mora challenged the play, but the ruling on the field was upheld, making it 35-9 with 8:05 to play.

The Seahawks were on the move again on their next series, but Hasselbeck was intercepted to end the drive after it had reached the Vikings’ 29.


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