Packers and Rams put pressure on Vikings with wins

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

The Seattle Seahawks have an absolutely critical game lined up against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Cousins came into the game leading the National Football League with a passer rating of 114.8, with Wilson close behind at 112.1.

Minnesota comes into the game with a record of 8-3 overall on the season, coming off of taking down the Denver Broncos in Week 11 in Minneapolis to grab its second win in a row going into the bye week last weekend.

Cook fumbled the ball away on the first play of the Vikings' next possession, and Seattle took over at the Vikings' 26. He did not return.

It was, for Russell Wilson, another display of Monday night mastery. Lisa Salters is ESPN's sideline reporter for Monday night games, and John Perry is the crew's officiating analyst for 2019. Wilson capitalized quickly, connecting with Penny on a 13-yard touchdown score off a screen pass, and Seattle led 34-17. The teams' records are displayed in parenthesis.

The Vikings (8-4), trailing 34-17 deficit early in the fourth quarter, pulled within 34-30 on Cousins' touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph with 7:20 left but couldn't get any closer.

Cousins finished 22 of 28 passes for 276 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

It was the fifth defensive touchdown scored by Seahawks' opponents this season, the most in the NFL.

The pass was initially tipped by Minnesota defensive tackle Armon Watts at the line of scrimmage.

Instead, the Niners fell to 10-2 on the season after falling 20-17 to the surging Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The six-play, 83-yard drive was highlighted by a 36-yard catch-and-run (a career best) from fullback Ham and a 27-yard jet sweep run from receiver Stefon Diggs.

Reiff did not come out of the locker room for the second half and was replaced by Rashod Hill.

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