Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 5 vs. Seattle Seahawks
By Adam Carlson
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The running back duo of Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison worked the ground game hard against Seattle. On the day the two combined for 177 yards on the ground on 37 carries, hammering the Seahawks defense all night long.
Mattison found quite a bit of success, picking up 112 of those yards on 20 carries, an impressive average of 5.6 yards per attempt. His big highlight run was a 25-yard burst which showcased his power and balance.
Other good things from Week 5
- Eric Wilson was everywhere. He may not have led the team in tackles but the trusty linebacker played the field extremely well. He led the team with three hits on Russell Wilson while enjoying a sack, an interception, and an additional pass breakup to go with his 6 total tackles.
- Hooked on a Thielen. Sunday Night Football saw Adam Thielen play another great game. Of the 13 passes thrown his way, the receiver hauled in nine of them for 80 yards and two touchdowns. There is something special about his ability to get open week after week.
- Making it a game. The Vikings are historically bad in Seattle. This is made even worse by the game being a prime time affair. Minnesota held their own against the Seahawks, even dominating them in the first half. It might be a loss, but fans should feel a little better about the team after this game.