Wilson was magical on his final drive of the night to cap off a back-and-forth second half
By Jared Dubin & Cody Benjamin
Score another one for the Let Russ Cook movement. Even after falling behind 13-0 and running only 18 plays prior to halftime, the Seattle Seahawks found a way to improve to 5-0 thanks to the heroics of their superstar quarterback, Russell Wilson. Wilson completed 20 of 32 passes for 217 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the game, but his shining moment came on a 13-play, 94-yard drive to give his team a victory. The drive was preceded by a fourth-down stop from the Seattle defense, which had been battered and bruised by the Vikings’ run game all evening but tightened up at the most opportune moment.
Wilson continually connected with D.K. Metcalf to matriculate the ball downfield, finding the monster-sized wideout on two different fourth-down plays — including the game-winning touchdown. Seattle was helped by two Kirk Cousins turnovers, both of which led to Seahawk scores, helping erase that aforementioned 13-0 lead.
In the end, the Seahawks earned an improbable 27-26 victory to remain undefeated and further boost Wilson’s MVP candidacy. The Vikings, meanwhile, dropped to 1-4 and fell further back in the NFC North race.