Kirk Cousins, Vikings earn first win of '21 vs. Seattle

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Field Level Media
27 Sep 2021, 09:55 GMT+10

Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns arsenic the Minnesota Vikings earned their archetypal triumph of the season, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17 Sunday day successful Minneapolis.

Alexander Mattison, playing for Dalvin Cook who was sidelined by an ankle injury, rushed 26 times for 112 yards for the Vikings (1-2) and added 59 yards connected six receptions.

Greg Joseph, who missed a last-second, 37-yard tract extremity effort that would've fixed the Vikings a triumph astatine Arizona past week, made each 3 of his kicks to relationship for each of the scoring aft the intermission.

The Seahawks (1-2) blew a double-digit pb for the 2nd consecutive week aft losing to visiting Tennessee 33-30 successful overtime the erstwhile Sunday.

Russell Wilson was 23-of-32 passing for 298 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks. Chris Carson rushed 12 times for 80 yards and a score.

The Vikings rallied from an aboriginal 17-7 deficit.

Cousins recovered Adam Thielen for a 15-yard touchdown walk to chopped Seattle's pb to 17-14 with 5:32 near successful the archetypal half.

Seattle had a accidental to people connected its archetypal 4 drives of the game, but Jason Myers missed a 44-yard tract extremity with 3:18 near successful the 2nd quarter. It snapped a streak of 37 consecutive tract goals for Myers, the fourth-longest successful NFL history.

The Vikings took advantage, with Cousins driving them down the tract and hitting Justin Jefferson with a 3-yard touchdown walk with 20 seconds near successful the fractional to springiness Minnesota a 21-17 advantage. Jefferson had a game-high 9 receptions for 118 yards.

The Seahawks tallied connected their archetypal thrust of the game, arsenic Wilson deed DK Metcalf with a 10-yard scoring strike.

The Vikings responded with a 70-yard thrust capped by Cousins' 7-yard touchdown walk to choky extremity Tyler Conklin.

Seattle got a 53-yard tract extremity from Myers with 32 seconds near successful the opening 4th to instrumentality a 10-7 lead.

The Seahawks scored again connected their adjacent possession arsenic Carson rushed for a 30-yard TD, making it 17-7.

--Field Level Media

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