Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Sept. 27 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Vikings 30, Seahawks 17
The Seahawks suffered their second straight loss in Week 3, falling to the Vikings in Minnesota 30-17 after allowing 23 unanswered points. Russell Wilson and the offense was locked in early, with Wilson and DK Metcalf connecting for a 10-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Wilson finished the game 23 of 32 passing for 298 yards and one touchdown, while Metcalf led receivers with six catches for 107 yards and a score. Chris Carson had 80 yards on the ground, including a 30-yard touchdown run that gave Seattle a 17-7 lead early in the second quarter.
The offense and the defense both struggled in the second half. Seattle was held scoreless in the final 41 minutes after Carson's touchdown despite not turning the ball over. Minnesota controlled the clock, winning the time of possession battle by over 11 minutes. Even though the Seahawks' defense didn't allow a touchdown in the second half, three close field goals were enough to put the game out of reach.
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Here's what the media are saying after the game:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with more on Seattle’s mentality after the loss, and how players and coaches are disappointed but not discouraged.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle has injury updates from Pete Carroll on Tyler Lockett, Kerry Hyder Jr. and others.
Read what the Seahawks said and what the Vikings said after the game.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times handed out grades in his weekly report card.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times doesn’t believe the Seahawks are facing a crisis, but they still can’t ignore their problems.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune on the Seahawks’ defense vowing to get this thing figured out after another tough game.
Dave Campbell of AP Sports (via the Seattle PI) wrote about Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins’ performance in taking down the Seahawks.
The 710 ESPN Seattle staff gave their instant reactions following Seattle’s defeat in Minnesota.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle questioned the offense and the defense in his takeaways from the game.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic wrote about a Seahawks team looking for answers after an uncharacteristic performance for the second straight week.
Brady Henderson of ESPN highlighted Chris Carson’s impressive 30-yard touchdown run from the first half.
Nick Shook of NFL.com with three things we learned from the Seahawks-Vikings game.
Michael Hull of Pro Football Focus has a position by position review for the Seahawks and Vikings from Week 3.
Ty Dane Gonzalez of Sports Illustrated saw some positives and some negatives from Sunday’s game.
Social Post Of The Day
Cornerback D.J. Reed had the right attitude on social media following the game:
Pregame photos of the Seahawks warming up to take on the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.