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Vikings trail 20-17 at halftime in Seattle

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice Updated: November 4, 2012 - 4:34 PM

SEATTLE -- Adrian Peterson has two touchdowns and is nearly halfway to that 300-yard rushing game that he keeps saying is possible.

But the Vikings are getting beat by yet another rookie quarterback. Seattle's Russell Wilson has completed 10 of 14 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns as the Seahawks lead 20-17 at the time. Golden Tate has two of the touchdowns, including an 11-yarder in which he made four defenders miss tackles, leaped to the goal line and inched the ball over before being blown up by Everson Griffen, who jarred the ball loose a fraction of a second too late. 

On just 12 carries, Peterson has 144 yards and touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards as the Vikings have taken a surprising 17-14 halftime lead over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

The second play of the game featured a career-long 74-yard run by Peterson. It broke the 73-yarder he had as a rookie against Chicago and could have been 75 yards if cornerback Brandon Browner hadn't caught him from behind at the 1-yard line. Peterson later scored from the 1.

It was Peterson's franchise-record 13th career run of 50 yards or longer, breaking a tie with Robert Smith. Peterson also topped 100 yards in the first half of a game for the 12th time in his career. The next highest total? Two by Smith.

Seattle matched Peterson's first touchdown with a 17-yard touchdown drive set up by Percy Harvin's fumble on a running play. Tate caught a 6-yard touchdown in tight coverage by A.J. Jefferson in the back of the end zone. 

Blair Walsh gave the Vikings a three-point lead with a 36-yard field goal with 5:25 left in the half. But Wilson drove the Seahawks 80 yards in 12 plays, with Tate scoring his second TD with 44 seconds left. Kevin Williams blocked the extra point, keeping it at a three-point game. 

Former Viking Sidney Rice gave Seattle a 14-7 lead when he caught a

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Boston 27
LA Lakers 1:00 PM
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Washington 1
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Florida State 41
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