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The good stuff in Week 14
- Holton Hill looks to be developing nicely. The Seattle Seahawks didn’t test the Vikings a lot when it came to deep passes, but when they did, Russell Wilson looked to take advantage of Hill in coverage. However, the young defensive back looked great and proved why he was a priority free agent acquisition.
- Stopping Russell Wilson. Seattle can do a lot of damage through the air after setting up a strong run, but the Seahawks quarterback was only 10-for-20 through the air for 72 yards (averaging 2.7 yards per pass attempt) and one interception. Making them one-dimensional helped keep the game within reach.
- Linval is hungry. The Seahawks have a great run offense, and they ran the ball 42 times during the game. That’s right…FORTY-TWO. They didn’t have a lot of success when going at Linval Joseph though, as he ate up a lot of space and recorded ten total tackles on the day, with four of them being solo.
- Stopping the drive. The Vikings defense did everything they could to keep Seattle out of the end zone. During one trip to the red zone for the Seahawks, Wilson had pressure in his face and tried to throw the ball away, but Eric Kendricks was there. While linebackers aren’t known for the hands, he was able to haul it in and get the takeaway.
- Danielle Hunter getting pressure. Although he had one sack on the day, the young Vikings defensive end showed some great moves to get to the elusive Russel Wilson and push him out of the pocket or make bad throws. He will be a stud for many years to come.