What the heck happened?: Seahawks versus Vikings, first half

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Matt Asiata (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Matt Asiata (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Seattle Seahawks played the Minnesota Vikings on Friday in Seattle’s second preseason game. What happened? And how does it affect the future?

First Half

Possibly the worst news to come out of the game was George Fant injuring his knee. The injury looked bad and it was. Fant was knocked backwards on a tackle and had his leg rolled up. This meant Luke Joeckel moved out to left tackle and Rees Odhiambo came in at left guard. Thankfully, Odhiambo has had a very good camp so far. He may very well be counted on to start the regular season.

The Seahawks played the majority of the first half with their starters on offense and defense. On third down to begin the game, Seattle’s defense seemed to struggle again. It was not until Bobby Wagner made a hit on the Vikings running back Dalvin Cook that the defense seemed to be energized. This is preseason football after all.

Offensively, Kasen Williams had two good catches on the first drive. The second of which went for a touchdown on a fade pass. Williams would make the Seahawks if the season were to start this week. However, he did drop a pass that may have been a touchdown on a deep sideline pass in the second quarter. So let’s not think Williams is the second-coming of Jerry Rice just yet.

Cornerback Shaquill Griffin got picked on a lot. He gave up several completions, but no touchdowns against the first-team offense for the Vikings. It’s still a scary thought to think of a rookie Griffin face Aaron Rodgers in week one, though. But the boy must grow to be a warrior.

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Quick notes

Russell Wilson was 13 of 18 for 206 yards two touchdowns. Wilson looked very good and ready for the season. In other words, he was Russell Wilson.

And Doug Baldwin could not be covered.

Seattle led 14-6 at halftime so they have led at the half in both preseason games this year.