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Vikings At Seahawks: Golden Tate Ties It

The Minnesota Vikings forced the Seattle Seahawks to punt on their first possession after allowing one first down. That was good.

What happened next was pretty bad.

An incomplete pass from Christian Ponder to Kyle Rudolph and a carry for no gain by Adrian Peterson had the Vikings facing 3rd-and-10 from the Seattle 11-yard line. Minnesota handed the ball to Percy Harvin, who gained six yards on the play, but Marcus Trufant ripped the ball out of Harvin's hands for a fumble. The Seahawks recovered, and were in business at the Minnesota 17-yard line.

A couple of carries by Marshawn Lynch put the Seahawks in a first-and-goal situation, and the Seahawks finished the drive with a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate for a touchdown. Steven Hauschka added the extra point, and suddenly the score was tied.

The Vikings can't turn the ball over if they want to have a chance in this one. They just committed a big one. Now it's time to see how they respond.

With 8:52 left in the first quarter of play from Seattle, the Seahawks have tied the Vikings at seven.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.