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Seahawks improve to 10-2 with 37-30 Monday victory at home over Minnesota Vikings

MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Rashaad Penny of the Seattle Seahawks slices through the Minnesota Vikings defense in the Monday Night Football game at CenturyLink Field.The Seattle Seahawks scored 24 consecutive points, then held off the visiting Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 victory Monday night at CenturyLink Field.

The win put Seattle (10-2) into a first-place tie with San Francisco in the NFC West, but the Seahawks own the tiebreaker by virtue of their win over the 49ers.

Those two teams must play one more time, though, with Seattle visiting the 49ers on Dec. 29 in the remaining stretch of four regular-season games before the NFL playoffs.

Minnesota fell to 8-4, one game behind Green Bay in the NFL North but in position to gain at least a wild-card playoff berth.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards against the Vikes, and the Seahawks ran for 218 yards, with Chris Carson gaining 102 and Rashaad Penny 74 on a Minnesota team that had allowed 94 rushing yards per game.

MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Seattle defenders (from left) Shaquill Griffin, Bradley McDougald, Branden Jackson and Bobby Wagner hunt down Minnesota running back Stefon Diggs.Minnesota, trailing by seven points, gave up the ball on downs at its 42-yard line with 2:31 remaining.

Jason Myers of Seattle kicked a 36-yard field goal with 21 seconds left, capping a second half that included 40 points and four turnovers, three by the Vikings.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTOS

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signs an autograph for a fan before Monday night's Seattle-Minnesota game.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Laquon Treadwell scores for the Vikings.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Chris Carson of Seattle looks for running room behind his blockers.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer observes the action.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - The Vikings' defense pursues Seattle wide receiver DK Metcalf.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - A Vikings fan shows off true colors.

  • MICHAEL WORKMAN PHOTO - Tackle Duane Brown blocks for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.


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