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Vikings vs. Seahawks: Peterson lone bright spot in 30-20 loss to Seattle

Adrian Peterson ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle while the rest of the team struggled as the Vikings fall to 5-4 on the year.

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Ponder downplays injury as cause for struggles

Christian Ponder has been inaccurate during Minnesota's last three games, but the young quarterback isn't blaming his struggles on his ailing knee.

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Fan support of Christian Ponder dwindling

After another rough outing, support for Christian Ponder is dwindling among Viking fans.

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Vikings will have to 'sink or swim' with Ponder

Despite Christian Ponder's mediocre recent play, the Daily Norseman says that the Vikings should stick with the quarterback.

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No new injuries for Vikings after Seahawks game

The Minnesota Vikings were able to leave Seattle without picking up any new injuries.

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Seahawks hold on late to beat Vikings 30-20

After going back and forth throughout the first half, the Seattle Seahawks stepped up in the second half against the Vikings and pulled out the 30-20 win on Sunday.

In front of a raucous crowd at CenturyLink Field, Russell Wilson shined. With the Vikings up 7-0 in the first quarter, Wilson hooked up with Golden Tate for a seven-yard touchdown pass that tied the game. Wilson then found Sidney Rice on Seattle's next drive to take a 14-7 lead.

A touchdown run from Adrian Peterson tied the game at 14-14 early in the second quarter. A field goal gave Minnesota a quick lead, although Wilson completed an 11-yard pass to Tate to claim a 20-17 lead just seconds before the half.

Marshawn Lynch capped an impressive nine-play, 72-yard drive with a touchdown run midway through the third quarter to give the Seahawks a 10-point lead. Blair Walsh would hit a 55-yard field goal a few minutes later, but that was the final time the Vikings scored on Sunday.

Steven Hauschka hit a field goal midway through the fourth quarter to give Seattle a 30-20 lead they would not relinquish. Minnesota tried to make it a game late, but an interception from Christian Ponder ended any chance they had inside the two-minute mark.

Both teams are now 5-4 this season.

Fantasy studs and duds

Despite his team losing, Adrian Peterson had a monster day with 182 rushing yards, 11 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Christian Ponder did not fare as well; the second-year quarterback threw for just 63 yards and an interception on Sunday.

There were quite a few standouts for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson threw for 173 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Marshawn Lynch had 124 yards and a score. Golden Tate had just four catches for 28 yards, but he hauled in two touchdowns for a solid fantasy day.

Did they cover?

The Seahawks opened as 2½ point favorites, so they covered the spread.

What's next?

11/11 4 p.m. ET: Seattle at New York Jets

10/21 1 p.m. ET: Minnesota vs. Detroit Lions

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Vikings vs. Seahawks inactives

The inactives have been released for Sunday afternoon's game between the Vikings and Seahawks, and Seattle wide receiver Braylon Edwards is among the players who will sit this contest out.

Edwards, who did not practice this week with a knee injury, has eight receptions this season for 74 yards in his first season as a Seahawk. Receiver Doug Baldwin, whose status had been uncertain at times this week, will play after suffering an ankle sprain a few weeks ago.

The other inactives for Seattle, via the team's official Twitter:

Seahawks Inactives: Braylon Edwards, Winston Guy, Byron Maxwell, Mike Person, James Carpenter, Jason Jones, Jaye Howard.

The Vikings, looking to keep pace with the Chicago Bears in the NFC North, have listed seven inactives for today's game. That includes safety Mistral Raymond, who has five tackles on the season. The 25-year-old out of South Florida is fighting an ankle injury.

Minnesota listed the rest of its injuries via Twitter as well:

#Vikings Inactives: QB M. Bethel-Thompson, WR S. Burton, WR J. Wright, S M. Raymond, LB A. Cole, OL M. Asper and TE J. Carlson #MINvsSEA

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game will be televised on FOX.

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Vikings vs. Seahawks 2012: Preview, kickoff time

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to bounce back after a loss last week.

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Harvin misses practice for personal reasons

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin sat out Thursday's practice because of non-injury related reasons after being limited on Wednesday with a sore hamstring.

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NFL odds Week 9: Vikings vs. Seahawks

The Minnesota Vikings are five-point underdogs this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Sidney Rice looking forward to facing former team

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice is looking forward to facing his old team on Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks host Minnesota.

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Vikings work out new punter

The Minnesota Vikings worked out punter Brian Stahovich this week.

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