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Seahawks at Vikings Notes
Sunday, November 22
FOX (channel 13 in Seattle) Dick Stockton (play-by-play) Charles Davis (commentary)
|Radio||97.3 FM & 710 ESPN Radio Steve Raible (play-by-play) Warren Moon (commentary) Jen Mueller (sidelines)|
The Seahawks enter week two of three consecutive road games with a trip to Minneapolis this Sunday. It is the third time in franchise history that Seattle has had three straight road games on the schedule (1997, 2000). In each of those seasons, Seattle posted a 1-2 record during the stretch. Kickoff is slated for 10 a.m. (PT) and the game will be televised on FOX (channel 13 in Seattle) and broadcast on 97.3 FM and on 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle. Calling the game for the sixth time this season on FOX will be Dick Stockton and Charles Davis.
This week’s game marks the 11th all-time meeting between the two clubs, with Seattle holding a 6-4 advantage. However, the two clubs have split the last four meetings since 2002, with one win each coming on the opponent’s home turf.
In the most recent meeting on October 22, 2006, Matt Hasselbeck was knocked out of the game (knee) and Seattle’s offense could not find its rhythm coming out of halftime tied at 10. The game featured a 95-yard touchdown run by Chester Taylor in the Vikings 31-13 win, ending a 12-game home winning streak by Seattle at Qwest Field.
Matt Hasselbeck needs four attempts and 1,107 yards to pass Seahawks Ring of Honor member Dave Krieg for the top spot as Seattle’s all-time gun- slinger.
Minnesota Vikings 31, Seattle Seahawks 13
The Seahawks dropped a 31-13 decision to the Vikings, ending their franchice-record 12-game home winning streak at Qwest Field. Minnesota opened the scoring with a Ryan Longwell 33-yard field goal while Seattle answered back with Matt Hasselbeck calling an audible on a third-and-7 play and finding Darrell Jackson on a slant for a 72-yard touchdown for a 7-3 lead. The two teams then exchanged punts and Seattle finished off a seven-play, 45 yard drive with Josh Brown connecting from 42 yards out in the opening minutes of the second quarter. The Vikings answered back with a touchdown drive, as Brad Johnson found Marcus Robinson from 40 yards out to even the score at 10 heading in to halftime. Seattle received the second-half kickoff and on its third play of the quarter, Hasselbeck injured his right knee as E.J. Henderson rolled up on his leg. After a Seattle punt, Minnesota used a trick-play to cap a nine-play, 69 yard drive as run- ning back Mewelde Moore threw 15 yards to Jermaine Wiggins to take the lead, 17-10. Seneca Wallace replaced Hasselbeck and threw an intercep- tion on his first drive. After an exchange of punts, Minnesota was pinned at its own 5-yard line but Chester Taylor broke loose and ran 95 yards for a score, the longest rush by a Seattle opponent in club history. Down 24-10, Brown made a 26-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter but two posses- sions later, Wallace was sacked and subsequently fumbled in the end zone with Minnesota recovering for the score and a 31-13 lead. Wallace, seeing the most playing time of his career, was 14 of 25 for 134 yards with two
|Depending on the travel agent of choice, he/she will tell you that the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are 1-2 in most miles traveled in 2009. According to the NFL, Seattle tops the list with 29,054 miles traveled followed by San Francisco’s 29,020 miles. Each will “travel around the world,” which is approximately 25,000 miles.|
|Seattle has been bit by the injury bug again this season, but has weathered the storm as all 53 players on the roster practiced for the first time in more than a year on November 6.
Through the first eight games, 12 Seattle starters have missed at least one game this season, while two All-Pros and team captains landed on injured reserve (Walter Jones, Lofa Tatupu).
|This and That|
Seattle boasts the NFC’s fourth-most wins since the beginning of the 2003 season with a 58-47 (.552) record... With Week 1’s 28-0 shut out of St. Louis, it marked the fourth time in Seahawks his- tory where they shut out an opponent on Kickoff Weekend... It was also Seattle’s first shut out since November 12, 2007, vs. San Francisco (24-0)... Seattle posted its second shut out of the sea- son, and its largest at home since 1984, with a 41-0 final vs. Jacksonville (10/11). It marks the first time since 1986 that Seattle has posted two shut outs in one season... Seattle’s defense allowed only 38 yards rushing to Jacksonville, tying for the fifth- fewest in team history... Seattle’s 472 total yards of offense at Arizona (11/15) is the most since it put up 501 yards at Atlanta (12/30/07). Also had a 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher for the first time since at St. Louis (10/9/05)... Matt Hasselbeck passed Dave Krieg for most completions in team history and passed for 329 yards on 39 (franchise record) of 51 passing vs. Detroit (11/8). It was his 16th-career 300-yard game. Also had a string of 15 straight completions, good for sec- ond-most in team history. Recorded his second 300-yard game of season, 17th career, at Arizona (11/15), while attempting a season- high 52 passes... In his two starts, Seneca Wallace set career- highs in attempts (45 at Indy, 10/4), completions (33 at Indy, 10/4) and yards (261 vs. Chi, 9/27)... Julius Jones rushed for his 11th career 100-yd. game, third with Seattle, with 117 yards on 19 car- ries and a 62-yard touchdown vs. StL (9/13). Caught his first- career touchdown pass at SF (9/20) and added a 39-yard touch- down reception the following week vs. Chi (9/27)... John Carlson caught a career-high two touchdowns on six receptions for 95 yards vs. StL (9/13)... Nate Burleson posted his third-career two- touchdown game vs. Jacksonville (10/11)... T.J. Houshmandzadeh leads the team with 50 catches (3rd NFC, 9th NFL) and 582 yards (10th NFC). Posted season-highs in catches (9) and yards (165) at Arizona (11/15). It was his 15th career 100- yard game, second with Seattle. Posted two scores vs. Jacksonville (10/11), good for his seventh-career two-score game... Justin Forsett set career-highs in rushes (17), yards (123), long gain (24) and touchdowns (1) at Arizona (11/15)... Justin Griffith caught his first touchdown this season, 12th career, at Dallas (11/1)... Lawrence Jackson has a career-high 4.0 sacks and is tied for team-lead with Patrick Kerney... David Hawthorne made his first-career start in place of Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) vs. Chi (9/27) and tied for the third-best tackle performance in Seattle history with a career-high 16 tackles (15 solo) and one interception. It was the most tackles since Isaiah Kacyvenski’s 16 at Oakland (9/8/02). He posted his first career sacks with a career- high 2.0 at Dallas (11/1). Set career-high with two picks vs. Detroit (11/8)... Aaron Curry collected his first-career sack vs. Chi (9/27) and added a second, along with a forced fumble, vs. Jacksonville (10/11)... Nick Reed collected his first-career sack and picked up a fumble, returning it 79 yards for a score vs. Jacksonville (10/11). It tied (Jacob Green, 10/27/85 vs. N.Y. Jets) for the second-longest fumble return in team history... Olindo Mare is tied for fourth in the NFC (T5th NFL) with 15 touchbacks... Jon Ryan is third the NFC (4th NFL) with a 46.7 punting avg.... The following players were inactive at Arizona (11/15); S Jamar Adams, DT Red Bryant, G Mike Gibson, TE Cameron Morrah, FB Owen Schmitt, DE Derek Walker, G Mansfield Wrotto, and QB Mike Teel.