Seahawks vs. Vikings: Seattle leads 20-17, but needs to stop Peterson

The Seattle Seahawks had a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and have held on to the lead, 20-17, after two periods, but it won't be there for much longer if they can't slow down Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings running back is punishing the Seahawks and carrying the offense while Christian Ponder struggles to do anything remotely positive. The result is a three-point halftime lead for Seattle, which it only has because of a late touchdown pass.

Peterson already has 142 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. So while Ponder is just 7-for-13 for 42 yards, the Minnesota offense hasn't slowed at all. It is still moving the ball, all thanks to Peterson.

Peterson plunged into the end zone from four yards early in the second quarter to tie things up before an eight-play drive set up a field goal that put the visitors in front.

Th Seahawks got the lead back late, though. They went 80 yards on 12 plays, the last of which was a 11-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate, his second score of the game. The extra point was no good, but the touchdown was still enough for the Seahawks to regain the lead.

Russell Wilson has been very efficient again, completing 10 of 16 passes for 10 yards and three touchdowns Marshawn Lynch has been good, too, picking up 62 yards on 12 carries, but this one will come down to whether the Seahawks' defense can stop Peterson.

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