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1:57 PM –Seattle has extended its lead.
The Vikings were forced to punt after their first drive and Seattle promptly drove down the field for another TD. Russell Wilson found RB Fred Jackson for the score this time.
The PAT was good and the Seahawks now lead 28-0.
1:10 PM –Buried deep in their own territory, the Seahawks dug out of it with timely playmaking and penalties against the Vikings to score a TD.
The TD came on a Russell Wilson 8-yard score and it capped a drive that ate up 98 yards and 6:14 on 13 plays.
The PAT was good and the Seahawks lead 14-0.
12:28 PM –A costly drive for the Vikings defense has the Vikings trailing 7-0 late in the 1st quarter.
It was costly not just because of a Thomas Rawls TD, but also because two Vikings starters left the game due to injury. Anthony Barr and Harrison Smith are on the sidelines and Sharrif Floyd was laboring at the end of the drive, too. The Vikings entered the game already without DT Linval Joseph.
The Seattle scoring drive was 12 plays and 81 yards.
10:31 AM - Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has taken 37 sacks this season, five shy of his 2014 regular season total with five games left.
It hasn't happened as much lately, however, since Patrick Lewis was inserted at center. The Seahawks opened the season with Drew Nowak in the middle of the line after trading center Max Unger for Jimmy Graham.
The Seahawks opened by allowing six, two, four, six, four and four in their first six games with a 2-4 mark. Lewis has started the past three games, and the Seahawks have allowed two in each outing.
The Vikings are expected to open with a combination of Tom Johnson and Sharrif Floyd at defensive tackle with Linval Joseph out of the lineup.
The NFL average for times sacked is 24.8, but the Vikings might benefit from not going after sacks if it means sacrificing containment effort on a QB who is dangerous out of the pocket.
10:30 -DT Linval Joseph and S Andrew Sendejo were ruled out on Friday, and are listed on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Seahwks. S Harrison Smith and LB Anthony Barr will start after being listed as questionable on Friday.
Here is the full list of Vikings inactives for Sunday's game against the Seahawks:
QB Taylor Heinicke
S Andrew Sendejo
LB Edmond Robinson
C Nick Easton
G/T Jeremiah Sirles
DE Justin Trattou
DT Linval Joseph
Here is the list of Seahawks inactives for today's game:
7:09 AM - Get ready for today's critical NFC matchup with the Seahawks by watching all four segments from today's "Vikings GamePlan" episode via the embeds below.