As if playing a team with a winning record wasn’t already hard enough for them, the Seattle Seahawks also had to deal with, and defeat, illness, too, on Monday Night Football. Somehow, six players overcame the flu in order to help them win 27-24 over the Minnesota Vikings, taking them up to 10-2 on the season, which means they are on top of the NFC West was things stand as well.
Two of the men stricken with illness made the most impact, with Tre Flowers making a key interception of Kirk Cousins and wide receiver David Moore taking a 60-yard touchdown reception make to the house. Rashaad Penny also had a big night, rushing for a score and receiving for one as well, while Russell Wilson threw two TD passes. Chris Carson even ran for over 100 yards and had a TD, too, as the home-team Seahawks held out to win. The win takes them atop the division, as mentioned before, while forcing the Vikings down to 8-4, which is one game off the pace of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. Still a long way to go, but we are definitely figuring out who goes where.