Seahawks at Vikings – Third quarter

Peephole perspective: Another Brett Favre TD pass, his fourth. An Olindo Mare field goal, for the Seahawks’ first points. Vikings 28-3.

Player of the quarter: Farve. Again? Again. Who else when he completed 8 of 9 passes for 85 yards and the TD, giving him a 143.1 rating for the quarter before he called it an afternoon.

Play of the quarter: First-and-goal from the Seahawks’ 7 and Cory Redding got pressure on Favre. But the Vikings’ QB simply stepped away and fired a pass into the end zone. Sidney Rice made a leaping grab between Jordan Babineaux and Marcus Trufant for a TD that made it 28-0.

Line of the quarter: 2-47-36. It belongs to Seahawks WR Nate Burleson, who caught two passes for 47 yards, including a one-hander on a 36-yarder to set up Mare’s field goal.

The bigger picture: After a three-and-out to start the half, the Vikings got busy on their second possession – again. Twelve plays. 89 yards. A fourth Favre TD pass – this one to Sidney Rice. This time Favre was 6 of 7 for 67 yards, including a 25-yarder to Harvin on 3rd-and-9 from the Vikings 12. Adrian Peterson also carried five times for 22 yards, putting him over 1,000 for the season.

The Seahawks finally got a big play when Burleson one-handed a 36-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck, despite Vikings nickel back Karl Paymah being flagged for pass interference on the play. But the “drive” fizzled when Justin Forsett was stuffed for no gain on first down, Hasselbeck was sacked for a 9-yard loss by LB E.J. Henderson on second down and Hasselbeck had to fling a shovel pass to Forsett on third down because Jared Allen was wrapped around him on third down. Mare kicked a 40-yard field goal to get the Seahawks on the board.


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