Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17 Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.
Alexander Mattison, playing for Dalvin Cook who was sidelined by an ankle injury, rushed 26 times for 112 yards for the Vikings (1-2) and added 59 yards on six receptions.
Greg Joseph, who missed a last-second, 37-yard field goal attempt that would’ve given the Vikings a victory at Arizona last week, made all three of his kicks to account for all of the scoring after the intermission.
The Seahawks (1-2) blew a double-digit lead for the second consecutive week after losing to visiting Tennessee 33-30 in overtime the previous Sunday.
Russell Wilson was 23-of-32 passing for 298 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks. Chris Carson rushed 12 times for 80 yards and a score.
The Vikings rallied from an early 17-7 deficit.
Cousins found Adam Thielen for a 15-yard touchdown pass to cut Seattle’s lead to 17-14 with 5:32 left in the first half.
Seattle had a chance to score on its first four drives of the game, but Jason Myers missed a 44-yard field goal with 3:18 left in the second quarter. It snapped a streak of 37 consecutive field goals for Myers, the fourth-longest in NFL history.
The Vikings took advantage, with Cousins driving them down the field and hitting Justin Jefferson with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left in the half to give Minnesota a 21-17 advantage. Jefferson had a game-high nine receptions for 118 yards.
The Seahawks tallied on their first drive of the game, as Wilson hit DK Metcalf with a 10-yard scoring strike.
The Vikings responded with a 70-yard drive capped by Cousins’ 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Conklin.
Seattle got a 53-yard field goal from Myers with 32 seconds left in the opening quarter to take a 10-7 lead.
The Seahawks scored again on their next possession as Carson rushed for a 30-yard TD, making it 17-7.
–Field Level Media