Sport Winners, losers from Seahawks’ 37-30 win over Vikings on ‘Monday Night Football’
Former Minnesota Vikings kicker, co-inventor of NERF football Fred Cox dies at 80
The franchise leader in scoring for the Minnesota Vikings, former kicker Fred Cox, was 80 years old when he died on Wednesday.“The Vikings mourn the loss of Fred Cox, one of our proudest legends and a member of the 50 Greatest Vikings,” the team said Thursday in a statement. “A respected teammate and friend, Fred’s football career as the Vikings all-time leading scorer set the stage for a life where he went on to achieve great things in business and in his community. Fred’s positive energy, strength in his faith and passion for life will be missed.
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football to improve to 10-2 and take first place in the NFC West heading into Week 14.
In a highly competitive game, Minnesota took a 17-10 lead into halftime thanks to.
The second half featured more of the same between these closely matched NFC powerhouses. Ultimately, the Seahawks were able to capitalize on some big mistakes and finished the game with a narrow 37-30 victory.
Winners, losers from Ravens’ blowout win over Rams on ‘Monday Night Football’
The Ravens jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back. They went into halftime up 28-6, and then in the second half continued to dominate. After four quarters, the Ravens moved to 9-2 on the season with a 45-6 win. These are the biggest winners and losers from the Ravens’ blowout victory over the Rams on Monday Night Football.Winner: Lamar Jackson was superb © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Simply stunning.That describes Lamar Jackson on Monday night, and quite honestly for at least the past month.
These are the biggest winners and losers from the Seahawk’s huge win at home over the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
NFL playoff picture: Updated AFC, NFC standings for Week 13
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Winner: The Penny/Carson monster is scary
The 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.
Chris Carson takes off and theare in the red zone!
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With Penny coming on as a reliable playmaker in recent weeks, he garnered almost as much action as Carson did. The two of them kept each other rested and churned out 216 yards with three touchdowns from scrimmage to spark Seattle’s big win.
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Loser: Kirk Cousins still can’t win on Monday night
It wasn’t the worst game we’ve seen Kirk Cousins play this year. But this is a quarterback who came into this Monday Night Football game. And when it was time for him to step up in a huge road game in the national spotlight, he couldn’t do it.
Dalvin Cookon the play in which the Seahawks recovered his fumble. With the star running back out of commission, Minnesota’s offense struggled.
Already having a tough time early in the fourth quarter, Cousins committed an error throwing a bit late and behind Stefon Diggs on the right sideline. Tre Flowers picked off the pass, and the Seahawks piled on with another touchdown to go up by 17 points.
Cousins did battle back and threw a beautiful 58-yard touchdown to Laquon Tradwell, and the Vikings nearly came back to win it. However, it was too little, too late. And now, Cousins is 0-8 for his career on Monday Night Football.
NFL playoff picture after Week 13: Seahawks move to No. 2 seed in NFC, bump 49ers to wild card
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Winner: Seahawks poised to take control of the loaded NFC
With the win Monday night, the Seahawks moved into a three-way tie with the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers atop the NFC. Having lost to the Saints and beaten the 49ers already this year, technically Seattle is the No. 2 seed heading into the final four weeks of the regular season.
The 49ers and Saints will face off next week — a huge game on a league-wide scale.
Meanwhile, Seattle will finish the season with road games against the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers before coming back home to close out the campaign at home against the Arizona Cardinals, and finally facing the 49ers again in Week 17.
Loser: Vikings’ run defense full of holes
Foreshadowing big trouble down the line if the Vikings do get into the playoffs, their defense could not stop Seattle's run game on Monday night.
The Seahawks piled up positive yards on a consistent basis as Minnesota’s front seven parted like the Red Sea in ancient times. With most of the NFC heavyweights this year featuring strong rushing attacks, this was a bad look for Mike Zimmer’s defense.
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes apologizes to team, head coach Mike Zimmer for outburst vs. Seahawks
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes apologizes to team, head coach Mike Zimmer for outburst vs. SeahawksThe two-time Pro Bowl cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings has seen his performance decline this year, a dropoff that was exacerbated Monday night when Seattle Seahawks receiver David Moore beat him in man coverage for a 60-yard touchdown.
Winner: D.K. Metcalf continues to impress
This second-round rookie was responsible for a big negative swing for the Seahawks when he fumbled the ball away in the fourth quarter, negating a sweet special teams play and leading to a Vikings touchdown.
The big picture, however, tells us a different tale. Metcalf was Russell Wilson’s most reliable receiver on Monday night going against a good Vikings secondary. He hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 75 yards, which was key on a night that saw star Tyler Lockett come up empty.
Loser: Xavier Rhodes was burnt toast
The Seahawks didn’t have a ton of success through the air against the Vikings on Monday Night Football. But when Russell Wilson targeted Xavier Rhodes, they sure did.
LET'S GO! What a bomb right into the hands of David Moore!
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Following that wide-open touchdown by David Moore at the end of the fourth quarter, Wilson had completed 4-of-4 passes for 99 yards and that touchdown when targeting receivers covered by Rhodes.
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