Sport Seahawks outlast Vikings, rocket to top of NFC West
'Real chance' Tyreek Hill (hamstring) doesn't miss any time
After suffering a hamstring injury on Monday Night Football that kept him out for the rest of the game, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is reportedly not expected to miss any time. © Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, tests determined that Hill’s hamstring injury is minor and the team evaluated it as a day-to-day injury. #Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill’s hamstring injury was deemed minor, source said. More like one a player would have in training camp and be cautious with. He’s considered day-to-day and with the bye, there is a real chance he doesn’t miss any time.
SEATTLE — The Minnesota Vikings drew first blood Monday night, but it was the Seattle Seahawks who eventually prevailed 37-30 in a NFC heavyweight bout that vaulted them into first place in the NFC West and into position for a first-round bye.
Taking advantage of the depleted Vikes after halftime, the Seahawks initially clicked in nearly every phase — a 60-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson, ruthlessly running the ball, pulling off a fake punt and generating multiple turnovers — while posting 27second-half points as they wrested the division lead from the San Francisco 49ers. However blown coverage on a 58-yard fourth-quarter touchdown catch by Laquon Treadwell and a DK Metcalf fumble that led to another TD kept the game in doubt until the end.
How 17-game NFL season could benefit players, owners
If the players receive enough in return, a 17-game regular season can be a game-changer for the NFL long term and widen the popularity gap between it and the other major American sports leagues, Yardbarker's Sam Robinson writes.With owners looking increasingly committed to convincing the NFL Players Association to accept a proposal for a 17-game season, the union has a bargaining chip it did not possess during the 2011 labor talks. Asked to agree to the first NFL schedule increase since 1978, the NFLPA can put key issues on the table when collective bargaining agreement discussions resume.
The Seahawks now own the conference's No. 2 seed with plenty of opportunities to move up and ensure they'll play all of their January games at CenturyLink Field, where they've won 10 consecutive playoff games dating back to the 2005 postseason. That string of success has fueled all three of the franchise's Super Bowl drives.
It was quite a turnaround after Seattle's defense was carved up on Minnesota's opening possession — a six-play, 83-yard blitzkrieg for a touchdown — and Wilson was victimized by anear the end of the first half that he doubly enabled.
Here are three things we learned from Vikings-Seahawks:
1. Cooked: A game that began with promise for Vikings star RB Dalvin Cook — he capped the team's seamless opening drive with a 2-yard touchdown scamper — ended in disaster when he suffered a shoulder injury while fumbling midway through the third quarter, a turnover that led to Seattle's go-ahead field goal. A Minnesota offense that was already without No. 1 wideout Adam Thielen struggled noticeably after its opening possession and then had to adapt without Cook and concussed LT Riley Reiff.
Winners, losers from Seahawks’ 37-30 win over Vikings on ‘Monday Night Football’
Ultimately, the Seahawks were able to capitalize on some big mistakes and finished the game with a narrow 37-30 victory. These are the biggest winners and losers from the Seahawk’s huge win at home over the Vikings on Monday Night Football.Winner: The Penny/Carson monster is scaryThe Seahawks proved they can win on a night when MVP candidate Russell Wilson wasn’t playing his best. They did so by employing one of the scariest two-headed rushing attacks in the NFL, featuring Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson prominently.
2. Pretty Penny: The Seahawks entered the game with the league's sixth-ranked rushing attack, but it's suddenly getting an extra boost from 2018 first-round selection Rashaad Penny. After averaging fewer than 28 rushing yards in his first 21 NFL games, Penny has now racked up 203 in his last two. He scored on a 1-yard run and added a 13-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter for good measure. With proven running threats in Wilson and Chris Carson, might be time to count Seattle among teams like the Ravens and 49ers, each with the ability to ground opponents down while maintaining fresh legs in the backfield.
3. NFC playoff ramifications: Seattle's win moved the New Orleans Saints, who beat the Seahawks in Week 3, atop the NFC playoff standings. The Niners slipped from second to fifth, the top wild-card slot, and the Vikings saw their lead over the Rams for the second wild card shrink from two games to one. The Seahawks will visit the reigning conference champions on Sunday, while the Vikings host the struggling Detroit Lions.
Six must-watch games in NFL Week 14
NFL’s Week 14 NFL action will get off to a rip-roaring star with the Chicago Bears hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. It’s the NFL’s version of “The Hunger Games.”NFL’s Week 14 NFL action will get off to a rip-roaring star with the Chicago Bears hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. It’s the NFL’s version of “The Hunger Games” with the loser falling further back in the NFC Playoff race.
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Chiefs do snow-angel celebration after Hill's 2nd TD vs. Broncos .
Despite the heavy snow coming down Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill scored his second touchdown Sunday against the Denver Broncos. As a celebration, Chiefs players did snow angels in the end zone. SNOW ANGELS IN THE END ZONE pic.twitter.com/fdcOV7UfiA— 71 Sent (@ClayWendler) December 15, 2019It’s been that kind of day for the Chiefs, who had way too much fun before the game with an epic snowball fight (watch here).
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