The Minnesota Vikings took on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 6, 2015 in a game that could have a big impact on the NFC’s playoff race.Dec 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Vikings hosted the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 6, 2015. In a game that saw the boys in purple lose in a commanding fashion, the importance of this contest on the NFC couldn’t be stressed enough.
The 38-7 loss by Minnesota pushed them out of first place in the NFC North and now puts them back into the Wild Card jumble. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are looking to re-establish themselves as a playoff team and resemble the squad that has been a force in the postseason for the last couple years.
This was a statement game for the Minnesota Vikings, who needed to show that they could beat a tough team on a big stage. With this game being televised from nearly coast-to-coast, Minnesota had the opportunity to show the league that they are legit and can help bring in a big television market. Instead, they showed that they aren’t quite ready.
During the game, there were a handful of good things, lots of bad things, and some stuff I just didn’t understand. Let’s start by talking about the good!