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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:


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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