It’s been 10 years since the Minnesota Vikings were last able to walk off of the field with a win over the Seattle Seahawks.
On Monday night, the 8-3 Minnesota Vikings and 9-2 Seattle Seahawks are set to face off in a critical NFC showdown. Currently, the Seahawks are the fifth seed in the conference and the Vikings are the sixth. Both teams still have a shot to win their division this season, so a victory would be very big for either club.
Lately, Seattle has had Minnesota’s number, winning the past five meetings between the two teams. Overall, the Seahawks lead the all-time series with the Vikings 11-5.
The last time Minnesota got a win over Seattle came all the way back in 2009 when they walked out of the Metrodome with a 35-9 victory.
During the matchup, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre went 22-for-25 for 213 yards and four touchdowns. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 82 yards on 24 carries and Chester Taylor added 73 more rushing yards on 11 carries.
Vikings receiver Sidney Rice finished the day with six catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns, while tight end Visanthe Shiancoe had eight receptions for 78 yards and one score. Percy Harvin and Bernard Berrian also added receiving touchdowns in the victory.
For Seattle, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck went 19-for-26 for 231 yards and an interception. Seahawks running back Justin Forsett caught eight passes for 80 yards and former Vikings receiver Nate Burleson pitched in with six receptions for 100 yards.
With the victory over Seattle, Minnesota improved to 9-1 on the season. The Vikings went on to end the year with a 12-4 record and capture the NFC North crown for the second consecutive season.