4:15 PM ET, October 22, 2006
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
SEATTLE (AP) -- For years, teams facing the Seahawks at home have tried silent snap counts, blaring music during practices and other tricks to combat Seattle's notoriously raucous crowd noise.Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson figured out a way to take the crowd and the Seahawks out of it on the same play.
|Seahawks' Luck Runs Out|
For two months, the Seahawks appeared to be dodging the curse of the Super Bowl losers. They were 4-1 despite some nasty injuries. The schedule appeared to be one of the easiest in football. A last-second win over the Rams last week appeared to put the Seahawks on course to win the NFC West and avoid the tradition of the last five Super Bowl losers finishing with a losing record. But it took only 47 seconds into the third quarter for the bad luck to strike the Seahawks.
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|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
Minnesota stayed aggressive defensively, knocking Matt Hasselbeck (right) out of the game and completely shutting down the Seahawks' run game. Minnesota turned the pressure up on Seneca Wallace, who took over for Hasselbeck, bringing several different blitz looks.
Minnesota established the run game and attacked the Seahawks' secondary vertically with play-action passes. The Vikings ran right at the smaller, faster Seahawks defense, taking over the line of scrimmage with their powerful offensive line. The Vikings' balanced attack took advantage of Seattle, making a number of explosive plays.
Minnesota WR Troy Williamson left midway through the first quarter with a concussion. His head hit the ground after getting shoved by Ken Hamlin while leaping for a high pass. Williamson said he was unconscious for 10 seconds. But both he and coach Brad Childress think Williamson will play against New England next weekend. ... Taylor's TD run was the longest the Seahawks have ever allowed, topping the famous, 91-yard run by Bo Jackson into a tunnel in the Kingdome during a Monday night game in 1987.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||11:44||Ryan Longwell 33 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 38 yds, 3:20
|TD||10:11||Darrell Jackson, 72 yd pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 75 yds, 1:39
|FG||14:16||Josh Brown 42 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 45 yds, 2:18
|TD||8:03||Marcus Robinson, 40 yd pass from Brad Johnson (Ryan Longwell kick is good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 84 yds, 6:18
|TD||8:57||Jermaine Wiggins, 15 yd pass from Mewelde Moore (Ryan Longwell kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 5:10
|TD||5:06||Chester Taylor, 95 yd run (Ryan Longwell kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 95 yds, 0:00
|FG||14:15||Josh Brown 26 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 5:39
|TD||7:54||Kevin Williams, fumble recovery (Ryan Longwell kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:06