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3 takeaways, analysis from Seattle Seahawks’ nail-biting win over Vikings

3 takeaways, analysis from Seattle Seahawks’ nail-biting win over Vikings

The Seattle Seahawks got back into the game with a blink-of-the-eye barrage in the third quarter, and finished the job with a Russell Wilson-led game-winning drive, as the team topped the Minnesota Vikings 27-26 Sunday night at CenturyLink Field in its latest dramatic win.

The Seahawks are now 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Here are a few takeaways from the game:

THE GAME-WINNING DRIVE

Wilson came through in the clutch  — again, like he always seems to do.

And rising second-year receiver DK Metcalf, continuing his ascent into elite status in the NFL, won the award for best supporting actor.

Spearheaded by Wilson and Metcalf, the Seahawks converted two high-pressure fourth downs on their dramatic, 94-yard, game-winning drive. Wilson connected with Metcalf on both: a 4th-and-10 conversion to keep the series alive, then later hooked up on 4th & goal for the game-clinching touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game.

It marked Wilson’s 34th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime since he entered the NFL in 2012, which tops the league in that span.

And the Wilson-Metcalf connection continues to blossom. Six of Wilson’s final nine passing attempts on the game-winning series went to Metcalf.

“(Metcalf) totally believes in himself, and he’s building up a reservoir of reasons why he should and he continues to make things happen,” coach Pete Carroll said postgame. “He has a great partner in Russ, who believes in him and trusts him.”

The Seahawks’ final drive looked dead at first; the opportunity to win slipping away. After a big scramble for first down at the 1:57 mark by Wilson, Seattle stalled. Wilson misfired to receiver David Moore. Then he misfired

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Instant analysis: Three impressions from the Seahawks’ Week 5 win vs. the Vikings

Instant analysis: Three impressions from the Seahawks’ Week 5 win vs. the Vikings

Three immediate impressions from the Seahawks’ 27-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night at CenturyLink Field:

They’re 5-0

Just another Seahawks Sunday, eh?

There is a lot to dissect from this one, certainly. Russell Wilson threw a fourth-quarter interception … and when was the last time he didn’t come through in the clutch?

Let us cook up an answer for that: Never!

Wilson and the Seahawks appeared done after he was intercepted by Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson with 5:56 left. The Vikings offense then drove to the Seattle 6-yard line and had a chance to put the game away, only for Bobby Wagner and Benson Mayowa to combine on a fourth-and-1 tackle of Alexander Mattison.

That gave Wilson one last chance to go for the win with 1:57 left and 94 yards to go.

The Seahawks got there. Because of course they did.

DK Metcalf came up with a ridiculous 39 yard, jump-ball catch on fourth-and-10 to keep the drive alive. The second-year sensation then dropped a sure touchdown catch in the right front corner of the end zone, only to come back two plays later and make a diving catch across the middle on fourth down — on the winning 6-yard throw from Wilson with 15 seconds left.

At this point, this team has conditioned us to expect this kind of drama every week. How much longer can your heart take this?

Keep away from Russ

Seattle’s offense was spotty, at best, on Sunday night. Chris Carson had just eight carries (for 52 yards and, it should be noted, brilliant 29-yard touchdown run during a dizzying third quarter). DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett each had three catches. Sure, the offense didn’t have the ball long enough to get into much of a rhythm, but it also didn’t

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