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12:19 AM -The Seahawks capitilize on a pass interference penalty on rookie CB Mackensie Alexander. With 17 seconds remaining DE Justin Trattou sacked QB Trevone Boykin. Wiht zero timeouts remaining the Seahawks rushed to the line with time for one more play to run.

The Vikings secondary held strong and closed out the game. The Vikings win the second preseason game of the season 18-11.

12:11 AM - CB Marcus Sherels picks off Seattle and returns it 53 yards for a touchdown.

The Vikings take the lead 18-11 with under two minutes left in regulation.

12:05 AM - Minnesota's field goal try is no good. Seattle takes over on their own 37-yard line.

11:54 PM - Seattle's 49-yard field goal ties the game at 11-11 with 5:46 to go in the fourth quarter. The Vikings have the ball with 5:46 remianing.

11:36 PM - Seattle muffs Jeff Locke's punt.

The Seahawks will take over the ball at their own 11-yard line down by three.

11:26 PM - The Seahawks are on the board.

Seattle scores on a 4-yard touchdown run from RB Troymaine Pope before converting the 2-point conversion. The Vikings lead 11-8.

11:19 PM - Jeff Locke's punt goes out of bounds at Seattle's 35-yard line as the Seahawks take over posession.

The Vikings lead Seattle 11-0 after the third quarter.

11:15 PM - There is another tunrover on downs. The Vikings again force Seattle to punt and will take over the ball on their own 29-yard line.

11:07 PM - The Vikings are forced to punt as Seattle will take over on their own 23-yard line.

10:57 PM - The Vikings force Seattle's fifth punt of the night as Troy Stoudermire calls for a fair catch at the 10-yard line.

10:53 PM - Minnesota's drive stalls just past midfield and the Vikings are forced to punt. Jeff Locke's punt is returned to Seattle's 20-yard line.

10:46 PM - Blair Walsh's kickoff sails out of the end zone for a touchback as the second half is underway in Seattle.

Seattle's 53-yard field goal attempt is no good. The Vikings take over on their own 43-yard line.

10:41 PM - Blair Walsh's kickoff sails out of the end zone for a touchback as the second half is underway in Seattle.

10:27 PM - Blair Walsh nails a 27-yard field goal to end the first half to give Minnesota an 11-0 lead.

WR Adam Thielen had a pair of catches from Joel Stave to move the chains on that drive for the Vikings.

10:22 PM - S Andrew Sendejo picks up Minnesota's fourth sack of Russell Wilson as Minnesota forces another punt.

QB Joel Stave is in at quarterback for the Vikings as they take over on their own 22-yard line.

10:11 PM -The Vikings get on the board first as Jerick McKinnon scoots in from a yard out.

Minnesota's 2-point conversion is good on a pass to Matt Asiata for an 8-0 lead with 2:20 left in the first half.

Vikings went 77 yards in eight plays on the scoring drive as Shaun Hill connected with tight ends Kyle Rudolph and MyCole Pruitt for a pair of crucial plays on the drive.

10:00 PM - The Vikings defense stands strong again and forces another three-and-out.

Troy Stoudermire's punt return to midfield is negated by a penalty. Minnesota will start the drive at its own 23-yard line.

9:53 PM -TE Kyle Rudolph caught a 22-yard pass from Shaun Hill but the Vikings drive stalled near midfield. The Vikings were again forced to punt.

Seattle was called for holding on the punt return and will take over the ball on their own 8-yard line.

9:48 PM - There's another sack for the Vikings defense.

LB Anthony Barr sacked Russell Wilson to help the Vikings force another punt as Seattle's drive stalls at midfield. The punt bounces into the end zone and the Vikings will take over at their own 20-yard line.

9:42 PM - The Vikings drive to near midfield and are forced to punt.

Jeff Locke's kick goes into the end zone for a touchback. Seattle will take over on the 20-yard line.

9:37 PM - Minnesota's defense forces a three-and-out thanks to a sack from Everson Griffen. Marcus Sherels returns the punt to the Vikings 25-yard line. Shaun Hill and the offense are back on the field.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson catches a screen pass and goes 12 yards as the first quarter comes to a close. Minnesota and Seattle are scoreless through one quarter.

9:29 PM - The Vikings go three-and-out on their second drive of the game.

Jeff Locke's punt goes into the end zone for a touchback. Seattle will take over the ball on the 20-yard line.

9:24 PM - The Vikings stuff Seattle on fourth-and-1 from the 41-yard line as dt Shamar Stephen makes the tackle to give Minnesota the ball back.

NT Linval Joseph had a sack of QB Russell Wilson on the drive.

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes is out for the rest of the game with a hamstring injury.

9:17 PM-  QB Teddy Bridgewater did not start the game because of a coach's decision.

9:12 PM - Shaun Hill started at quarterback for the Vikings Thursday night.

Hill moved the ball to Seattle's 41-yard line but the Vikings did not convert on a third-and-short and were forced to punt. P Jeff Locke pinned Seattle inside the 5-yard line.

7:35 PM - The Vikings released a "not expected to play" list approximately 80 minutes before kickoff:
Players on the list were WR Jarius Wright, CB Melvin White, CB Tre Roberson, S Anthony Harris, LB Eric Kendricks, LB Brandon Watts, G Brandon Fusco, DT Sharrif Floyd and DT Scott Crichton.
The Vikings also announced that Shamar Stephen would start in place of Floyd and Audie Cole would start in place of Kendricks. Minnesota announced Joe Berger would start at right guard in place of Fusco.

5:50 PM - The Vikings defense could benefit from option looks and possibly a few carries by Seahawks quarterbacks in their preseason game tonight.

While it won't count in the standings, the game could provide some practice for part of offenses the Vikings could see on the road in Week 1 at Tennessee with mobile Marcus Mariota (34 rushes for 252 yards in 2015) and in Week 3 at Carolina with tough-to-tackle Cam Newton (132 rushes for 636 yards last season).

Seattle's Russell Wilson rushed 103 times for 553 yards in 2015, including nine carries for 51 yards and a score last December. When the teams met in the playoffs, Wilson had five rushes for 21 yards.

Wilson didn't have a carry last week at Kansas City. The fleet-footed quarterback executed a hand-off or pass each time the Seahawks showed the look. Christine Michael, who started against the Vikings in the Wild Card game in January, rushed seven times for 44 yards.

Wilson's new backup, rookie Trevone Boykin, rushed three times for 21 yards against the Chiefs.

Mariota and Newton also didn't have a carry in the first week of the preseason, an understandable strategy if teams are trying to limit hits on a quarterback, particularly in exhibition games.

Zimmer was asked about how Wilson's mobility can affect the pass rush.

"Most of the time what happens is you start peeking and you quit rushing," Zimmer said. "So, instead of maintaining and trying to beat the guy you're on, you're looking around for the quarterback and then you don't rush. But we've been fairly disciplined with our rush lanes, so I'm sure there's a possibility that he'll get out a couple times."

As for improving against that challenge from when Zimmer first arrived in Minnesota, he said, "I think we're more athletic, which that always helps, when you can add big, long guys with range like (Danielle) Hunter. (Everson) Griffen is a heck of an athlete, and (Anthony) Barr is a big, long athlete that can run."

5:45 PM - The Vikings' team buses have departed the team hotel and are on the way to CenturyLink Field for tonight's game against the Seahawks, which kicks off at 9 PM CT.

Locally, fans in Minnesota can watch the game live on FOX 9 and listen on 100.3 FM KFAN. The game will be televised nationally on NFL Network though it will be the Seattle broadcast. If you live outside of Minnesota and want to watch the Vikings' broadcast of the game live, you can do so via a free trial of NFL Game Pass. Fans both in and out of Minnesota can watch the replay via Game Pass.

Watch the videos below to get ready for the game, and stay tuned to this post for in-depth game updates as the night rolls on.

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