Seahawks Live Gamecast: Seattle 13 – Minnesota 10

Published on August 28, 2010 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Peephole perspective: A long interception return for a touchdown by Seahawks rookie Earl Thomas. A long kickoff return by the Vikings’ Darius Reynaud to set up a TD run. A field goal for each team. That’s how they things got tied at 10.

Player of the quarter: Earl Thomas. The Seahawks used the 14th pick in April’s NFL draft to select the playmaking free safety from Texas. Thomas showed why by returning an interception 86 yards for a TD, and the first score of the game. Thomas also had two solo tackles.

Play of the quarter: Welcome to the NFL, Earl. He not only had the long interception return, Thomas flaunted his speed while doing it.

Stat of the quarter: 6 of 8 for 70 yards. Those were Matt Hasselbeck’s passing numbers.

The bigger picture: The teams made up for lost opportunities in the opening quarter, and quickly. On the Vikings’ third play of the quarter, Thomas picked off a Brett Favre pass and returned 86 yards for a touchdown.

Reynaud then returned to the ensuing kickoff to the Seahawks’ 23 and Adrian Peterson scored on a 24-yard run two plays later to tie the score.

The Seahawks gave Hasselbeck some time on their next possession and he passed them to the Vikings’ 15, before a false start on Mansfield Wrotto and a holding penalty on Sean Locklear forced the Seahawks to settle for a 38-yard field goal by Olindo Mare. Hasselbeck hit his first three passes to Cameron Morrah (5 yards), T.J. Houshmandzadeh (10) and Deion Branch (42).

Seahawks rookie tight end Anthony McCoy was taken to the locker room with an ankle injury and ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Seahawks already were without veteran Chris Baker, who has a hamstring injury.

The Vikings took the ensuing kickoff and used the power running of rookie Toby Gerhart and some precision passing by Favre in moving the Seahawks’ 10. Gerhart got things rolling with runs of 7 and 9 yards. Favre then passed 20 yards to Greg Lewis to the Seahawks’ 40 and 15 yards to Naufahu Tahi to the Seahawks’ 31 on third-and-16. Gerhart picked up the first down on fourth down with a 4-yard run to the Seahawks’ 27, and Favre passed for 15 yards to Visanthe Shiancoe. But the drive stalled and Ryan Longwell kicked a 28-yard field goal to tie it at 10 with 1:12 to play.


First Quarter

Peephole perspective: A missed field goal by the Seahawks. Brandon Mebane’s stop on Adrian Peterson on a fourth-down carry from the 2. It made for a scoreless quarter.

Player of the quarter: Brett Favre was 7 of 10 for 82 yards.

Play of the quarter: On the Vikings’ third play of the quarter, Chris Clemons got to Favre for a fumble-forcing sack and Colin Cole recovered the loose ball.

Stat of the quarter: The Vikings converted four of five third-down situations.

The bigger picture: In a nice touch for Minnesota-born John Carlson, he was one of the co-captains – along with Matt Hasselbeck and Lawyer Milloy.

The Seahawks open in a two-tight end set, with Carlson and Anthony McCoy on the left side to help tackle Mansfield Wrotto with the Vikings Jared Allen, who led the NFC with 14½ sacks last season. Hasselbeck passed to T.J. Houshmandzadeh – to the right side – for a 13-yard gain on the first play of the game. But the drive stalled.

The Vikings opened with a big play – Favre’s 34-yard pass to a wide-out Percy Harvin. But the Seahawks’ followed with an even bigger play – Clemons’ fumble-forcing sack that Cole recovered.

The Seahawks got three points out of the turnover, as Olindo Mare kicked a 38-yard field goal. But Max Unger was penalized for an illegal formation and Mare then slapped a 43-yard attempt wide right.

Favre also made the Seahawks pay, driving the Vikings to the Seahawks’ 2-yard line. The Vikings converted four third-down situations as Favre passed to Visanthe Shiancoe for 7 yards on third-and-5, threaded a 22-yard pass to Greg Camarillo on third-and-9, Adrian Peterson ran for 3 yards on third-and-1 and Favre went to Camarillo for 12 yards on third-and-7. But Peterson then on third-and-goal and Brandon Mebane hit Peterson on fourth-and-2.

Ten injured or on-the-mend Seahawks will not play tonight:

CB Josh Pinkard

OG Ben Hamilton

LB Leroy Hill

LB David Hawthorne

OL Chester Pitts

OT Ray Willis

OT Russell Okung

TE Chris Baker

DT Kentwan Balmer

DE Nick Reed

Leon Washington gets the start at running back, while Mansfield Wrotto and Mike Gibson will start at left tackle and guard.

For the Vikings, DT Jimmy Kennedy will not play.

Greetings from Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where the Seahawks are preparing to play their third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The schedule might say it’s the preseason, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his Vikings counterpart, Brad Childress, are treating this as the final tune-up for their team’s regular-season openers. The starters for both teams are scheduled to play into the third quarter.

For the Seahawks, that means the reworked left side of the offensive line – tackle Mansfield Wrotto and guard Mike Gibson – will have to find a way to give Matt Hasselbeck time to go through his progressions while working against Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and tackle Kevin Williams.

For the defense, that means dealing with Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson, and doing a better job of getting off the field than the Seahawks did against the Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans the past two weeks.

Pardon the lateness, and shortness, of this, but we’re experiencing the usual techical difficulties at the Metrodome.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

_dsc4504

Keenan Lambert looking to be bigger than little brother to Kam Chancellor

There was a time not too long ago when Keenan Lambert went out of his way to avoid ...
cst_3w4c0158

Nine Things We Learned From Coach Pete Carroll At Seahawks Minicamp

Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's post-minicamp press conference on Thursday, June 18 at Renton's Virginia ...
150526-sherman

10 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of Seahawks OTAs

Key takeaways from Day 1 of Seattle's Organized Team Activities. The Seahawks held their first set of Organized Team ...
Seahawks  Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril  Jimmy Graham Losses   Seattle Seahawks.jp

Seahawks, Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril, Jimmy Graham Losses

The trio was tending to personal matters during Tuesday's voluntary workouts. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Jimmy ...
i

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin says he’ll be playing for Atlanta Falcons in 2016

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016."I'm going ...
470910296

Baldwin: Lynch will be more devastating with Graham

When the Seattle Seahawks traded for tight end Jimmy Graham, it marked a bold move that imported a ...
9EluR.AuSt.5

Tyler Lockett was star of Seahawks’ rookie minicamp

Sure, it’s only May. But there was a star shining as brightly as the brilliant Northwest sun in ...
_rm29892-2

Ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer Brings ‘Always Compete’ Attitude To Seahawks

Friday afternoon Nate Boyer took the field for the first time as a professional football player. Rookie minicamp provided ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz