3 silver linings from the Vikings loss to the Seahawks in Week 13

(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /

Minnesota showed the ability to come back

The Vikings were up 17-10 at the half on Monday night in Seattle. Minnesota played clean football and the defense was able to force the Seahawks to punt a couple of times during the first two quarters of the game.

The Vikings were also able to score a defensive touchdown after a crazy tipped pass by rookie defensive tackle Armon Watts that ended up in the hands of safety Anthony Harris. Things were looking good for the Purple in the first half on Monday.

Then the third quarter started and things got gross for Minnesota in a hurry. The Vikings went three-and-out on their first drive of the second half and then the Seahawks drove down the field to tie the game with a touchdown.

During Minnesota’s next offensive series, a Dalvin Cook fumble was recovered by Seattle who eventually turned the takeaway into three more points. Disaster continued in the third quarter when a Kirk Cousins pass bounced off the hands of Stefon Diggs and was intercepted by the Seahawks who then scored another touchdown just a few plays later. Before they knew what hit them, the Vikings were suddenly down 31-17.

Minnesota came back from a 20-point deficit against the Denver Broncos in Week 11 and they showed, once again, that they have plenty of fight in them with their comeback against Seattle too.

Cousins kept his composure when the Vikings were trailing and with the help of some outstanding plays from Kyle Rudolph and an oddly wide-open Laquon Treadwell, Minnesota was able to pull back within four points of the Seahawks in the fourth quarter.

Ultimately, the Vikings couldn’t pull off another impressive comeback and get the win, but this team is clearly never out of a game and their offense proved they can overcome any deficit they may find themselves in during the future.