Seahawks, Lynch win rushing duel
SEATTLE — Russell Wilson found himself admiring Adrian Peterson breaking tackles and Marshawn Lynch bullying through a pileup. The matchup between the NFL's top two rushers didn't disappoint.
The difference was Seattle's rookie QB.
Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, Wilson threw three first-half touchdowns, and the Seahawks overcame 182 yards by Peterson to beat the Vikings.
Peterson tore through the Seahawks defense for one of the finest games of his career yet was stuck being a spectator as Seattle pulled away in the fourth.
"I am a fan," Wilson said. "Watching those two guys run the football, you don't see it too often in this lifetime."
His passes in the fourth kept alive two long drives and capped another strong day. His 11-yard strike to Sidney Rice in the first quarter came when Wilson bought time moving out of the pocket then found Rice sprinting across the back of the end zone.