The Seahawks came out on the wrong end of the score for the third time this preseason. That’s okay, because the first team looked just fine.
Normally when your team allows a late touchdown drive and a two point conversion to lose in the last minute of a game, you’re not exactly in a great mood. Tonight, I’m in a great mood. The third string Minnesota Vikings beat the third string Seattle Seahawks. So what? I don’t care if half the Vikings that will be cut in eight days beat half the Seahawks that will be cut in eight days. That doesn’t affect the team we’ll be watching this year one bit. Okay, maybe a little bit, but not enough to worry about.
Minnesota put fifteen points on the board in the fourth quarter, long after Seattle’s starters were on the sidelines playing Fortnite, or whatever they do at the end of a meaningless game. Yeah okay, they were actually cheering on their understudies and advising them. That’s what teammates do.
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The third string Seahawks weren’t great, but the first string looked pretty good after a shaky start. The Vikings started with a 15 play drive against the Seahawks number one defense (more on that in a minute), but were forced to settle for a field goal attempt. That was an attempt their kicker missed. I’m pretty sure the Vikings fans are kind of tired of missed field goals against the Seahawks. Seattle answered with a rousing three and out. That included a third down play in which it sure looked like Russell Wilson had room to run, but opted to keep looking for an open receiver. Unfortunately, he didn’t find one. I’ll take that patience as good news though. I’d say that Wilson will be even more productive as he continues to buy time and look for the open man. It’s worth noting that Wilson only ran once for five yards.