Things got off to a less-than-promising start for the Vikings. The offense looked out-of-sync throughout the first quarter, and those annoying penalty issues started rearing their head again.
Fortunately, Seattle was unable to generate any offense at the same time the Vikings’ offense was struggling to get it going. It was 0-0 going into the second quarter.
And then, the Vikings finally found the ignition, and the gas, and then the turbo. In less than nine minutes of the second quarter, they put up three touchdowns, the third coming after a kick-off return fumble.
It was a dominating second quarter. The defense totally crushed the Seahawks. The offense ran up and down the field at will and punched the ball into the endzone with ease. Brad Childress got feeling so frisky, he even started calling time outs with less than a minute left to try and get the ball back for one more shot at a score (they ended up not getting their chance).
Before the game, I halfway predicted a shootout. So far I’ve been half-right. And it’s the Vikings who’ve been doing all the shooting.