Group of Seahawks overcome flu bug vs. Vikings: 'It was legit'

Chris Carson has an easy run into the end zone for the Seahawks first score. The Minnesota Vikings played the Seattle Seahawks in Monday Night Football

Dalvin Cook injury update: Vikings RB exits with shoulder injury vs. Seahawks

He's a rookie, but after 12 games, he needs to start being way more consistent.

The Seattle Seahawks struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Minnesota Vikings as they allowed them to score 30 points and rack up a total of 354 yards of offense. "He's been nursing the shoulder all along from past year and we'll have to see how it goes going forward".

With Penny coming on as a reliable playmaker in recent weeks, he garnered nearly as much action as Carson did. QB Russell Wilson had an efficient game through the air as he connected on 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 240 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 interception. "I've got to take care of the football, and I think we'll be all right". That was 71 more yards than Minnesota had given up in any game in 2019.

"He's really doing well", Carroll said.

The normally solid tackling linebacker looked very bad trying to tackle Vikings fullback C.J. Ham and Ham rumbled for 36 yards down to the Seahawks' 38 early in the first quarter. It was the first of two critical turnovers that led to 10 points for Seattle. Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs was also hurt on the play, but he quickly recovered and was on Minnesota's next drive.

In effect, the Vikings tried to compensate for their biggest weakness - the play of their cornerbacks against the pass by putting safety help over the top - and ended up hurting themselves elsewhere. WR David Moore, who finished with two catches for 65 yards, was on the receiving end of Wilson's other passing touchdown.

It took barely 2 minutes for Minnesota to pull within 34-30 as Cousins connected with Kyle Rudolph for a 3-yard touchdown and another brilliant one-handed catch by the Vikings' tight end. Three plays later, Wilson found Penny on a screen pass and Seattle had a 17-point lead. But that was as close as Minnesota would get.

His play is just above average for quarterbacks, but he can be erratic at times behind center. He hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 75 yards, which was key on a night that saw star Tyler Lockett come up empty.

Cook did tell reporters after the game that he injured his chest (or re-injured his chest, as he showed up on the injury report this week), and that he'll "definitely be ready to go Sunday".

The Vikings host the Lions in a pretty much must-win game for them, especially when you consider the Rams are just a game behind the Vikings for a wild card spot.

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