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Final gun report: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20

Posted by: under Quarterbacks, Vikings, Lions, Vikings defense, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin Updated: November 4, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Postgame snapshot from CenturyLink Field in Seattle where the Seahawks beat the Vikings 30-20.

Good news: Adrian Peterson’s comeback story continues to pick up steam. Peterson busted off a 74-yard run on the second play of the game. It was the second longest run of his career and he scored the first of his two touchdowns two snaps after that. Against a Seattle rushing defense that came into the day ranked fifth overall, allowing 84.9 yards per game, Peterson had 144 yards on 122 carries in the first half alone. He finished with 182 yards and now has 957 rushing yards for the season to go along with 150 receiving yards.

Bad news: The Vikings defense continues to have difficulty stopping rookie quarterbacks and continued having struggles stopping the run. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson became the third rookie signal caller to beat the Vikings this season. Wilson completed 15 of 23 passes for 167 yards and had three touchdown passes. He didn’t turn the ball over, rushed for 29 yards and was sacked only once. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch meanwhile rushed for 124 yards on 26 carries, becoming the fourth player in as many weeks to top 100 yards rushing against the Vikings. Lynch scored a 3-yard TD in the third quarters as well. Oh, and the worries about the Vikings feeble passing attack just hit code red after Christian Ponder went 11-for-22 for just 63 yards with an interception.

Extra point: Percy Harvin came into the game dealing with soreness in his right hamstring and seemed to aggravate that injury on his first reception of the second half. He missed some time as he stretched the hamstring out, then returned to action and suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his left ankle on his next carry. But again, Harvin fought through the injuries and stayed in the game. Harvin finished the day with two catches for 10 yards and four rushes for 24 yards.

Next up: The Vikings will host Detroit in Week 10 in their final game before the bye. The Lions delivered a 31-14 road blowout of Jacksonville on Sunday. In the first match-up with Detroit this season, the Vikings won 21-14 at Ford Field thanks to a pair of special teams touchdowns.

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Seattle
Detroit 39 3rd Qtr 10:57
Philadelphia 48
Portland 44 3rd Qtr
Cleveland 54
Sacramento 40 2nd Qtr 5:25
Toronto 42
Boston 8 1st Qtr 6:15
Minnesota 8
Dallas 12 1st Qtr 8:14
Houston 7
Denver 11 1st Qtr 6:04
New Orleans 11
Brooklyn 13 1st Qtr 8:20
Atlanta 5
Oklahoma City 11 1st Qtr 6:59
New York 10
Charlotte 7:30 PM
San Antonio
LA Clippers 8:00 PM
Utah
Washington 9:30 PM
Phoenix
Toronto 0 2nd Prd
New Jersey 0
Pittsburgh 0 1st Prd 14:49
Washington 1
Chicago 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Temple 52 2nd Half 12:35
UCF 26
Winthrop 44 2nd Half 15:34
Coastal Carolina 41
Lafayette 42 2nd Half 12:20
Colgate 45
Northeastern 35 2nd Half 13:40
Drexel 35
Wake Forest 39 2nd Half 16:43
Florida State 36
Rhode Island 38 2nd Half 15:35
Fordham 41
Delaware 57 2nd Half 11:51
James Madison 59
South Carolina 40 2nd Half 15:03
LSU 34
New Hampshire 33 2nd Half 14:12
Maine 29
Seton Hall 60 2nd Half 11:54
Marquette 36
Binghamton 33 2nd Half 17:00
UMBC 24
American Univ 38 2nd Half 15:40
Navy 45
Elon 33 2nd Half 15:19
UNC-Wilmington 53
Wright State 39 2nd Half 13:22
Oakland 35
Minnesota 34 2nd Half 13:38
Penn State 39
Duquesne 34 2nd Half 14:40
Richmond 60
SMU 42 2nd Half 12:26
South Florida 32
Hartford 38 2nd Half 14:04
Stony Brook 34
Albany 31 2nd Half 11:00
Vermont 24
Hofstra 47 2nd Half 13:25
William & Mary 61
UNC-Asheville 46 2nd Half 14:50
Longwood 41
Radford 45 1st Half 1:00
Char Southern 35
Holy Cross 0 Postponed
Loyola-Maryland 0
Duke 39 2nd Half
Notre Dame 36
Texas Tech 16 2nd Half
Oklahoma 37
Oregon State 12 1st Half 12:01
Arizona State 21
Morehead State 12 1st Half 14:09
Austin Peay 6
Drake 19 1st Half 14:14
Bradley 8
Lehigh 4 1st Half 14:58
Bucknell 5
Rice 8 1st Half 12:50
Houston 10
Missouri State 5 1st Half 13:17
Illinois State 4
Loyola-Chicago 6 1st Half 15:10
Wichita State 6
Nebraska Omaha 9 1st Half 14:10
South Dakota St 15
Northern Iowa 7 1st Half 13:00
Southern Ill 2
Louisville 8:00 PM
Boston College
St Johns 8:00 PM
Creighton
East Carolina 8:00 PM
Memphis
Georgia Tech 8:00 PM
Miami-Florida
Miss State 8:00 PM
Ole Miss
Clemson 8:00 PM
NC State
Indiana 8:00 PM
Purdue
Kansas 8:00 PM
TCU
Oregon 9:00 PM
Arizona
Air Force 9:00 PM
San Jose St
Stanford 10:00 PM
Washington
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Siena 49
Dayton 76 FINAL
Richmond 62
Eastern Kentucky 53 FINAL
Jacksonville St 73
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Saint Louis 0
UMBC 41 2nd Half 15:48
Binghamton 33
Akron 41 2nd Half 12:31
Ohio U 46
Ball State 55 2nd Half 13:24
Miami-Ohio 28
Memphis 41 2nd Half 13:38
Cincinnati 26
East Carolina 18 2nd Half 20:00
(2) Connecticut 47
Murray State 49 2nd Half 9:28
Eastern Illinois 54
Kent State 39 2nd Half 11:57
Central Michigan 49
UT Martin 48 2nd Half 12:02
Tennessee St 37
Eastern Michigan 35 2nd Half 15:29
Western Mich 55
Bucknell 48 2nd Half 10:52
Lehigh 58
Indiana 41 2nd Half 13:31
Michigan State 52
Colgate 48 2nd Half 12:41
Lafayette 33
Fordham 47 2nd Half 9:29
Davidson 37
Duquesne 47 2nd Half 13:10
St Bonaventure 37
George Mason 38 2nd Half 13:39
VA Commonwealth 47
Detroit 33 2nd Half 11:48
Youngstown St 35
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Boston U 0
Loyola-Maryland 0 Postponed
Holy Cross 0
SMU 8 1st Half 14:55
Tulsa 14
Oklahoma St 6 1st Half 14:03
Kansas State 1
West Virginia 11 1st Half 12:19
Texas Tech 15
Denver 14 1st Half 12:38
South Dakota 11
Northwestern St 11 1st Half 12:59
Central Arkansas 7
Austin Peay 12 1st Half 11:44
SIU-Edwardsville 18
Kansas 6 1st Half 14:18
Iowa State 7
Bowling Green 5 1st Half 13:33
Northern Ill 12
Penn State 14 1st Half 14:10
Minnesota 13
San Jose St 8:00 PM
Air Force
Boise State 8:00 PM
Colorado State
Utah State 8:00 PM
Wyoming
San Diego State 9:00 PM
Fresno State
Nevada 9:00 PM
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