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Vikings-Seahawks Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-11-14 10:10

MINNESOTA (2-7) at SEATTLE (9-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 13 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 4-5, Seattle 6-4

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 7-5

LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Vikings 30-20, Nov. 4, 2012

LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Redskins 34-27; Seahawks beat Falcons 33-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 28, Seahawks No. 2

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (17), PASS (25)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (17), PASS (29)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (2), PASS (24)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (15), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Second straight season teams meet in Seattle. Seahawks won when WR Percy Harvin injured ankle and missed rest of season. ... Harvin could play for first time in more than year and make Seahawks debut Sunday against former team. Harvin started season on physically unable to perform list and was added to 53-man roster earlier this week after having hip surgery in early August. ... Sunday is 800th regular season game in Vikings history. ... Vikings QB Christian Ponder appears in line for fourth straight start despite suffering dislocated, non-throwing left shoulder last week vs. Washington. ... RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 182 yards on just 17 carries vs. Seahawks last season, including runs of 74, 28 and 24 yards. ... Peterson needs one touchdown rushing to reach 10 or more for each of first seven seasons of career. ... WR Jerome Simpson, facing drunken-driving charges, expected to play but may not start. ... DT Kevin Williams coming off 2 1-2 sacks vs. Washington, his first multi-sack game since October 2009. ... Vikings have top two kick returners in NFL. Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson leads in kickoff returns with 35.2-yard average, while Marcus Sherels leads in punt returns with 16.3-yards average. ... Seahawks have won 12 straight home games, matching franchise record set from 2004-06. ... Seahawks could have four starters back, including three on offensive line: center Max Unger, left tackle Russell Okung and right tackle Breno Giacomini. Okung (toe) and Giacomini (knee) have been out since September, while Unger missed last week's game with concussion. ... RB Marshawn Lynch coming off two best games of season. Lynch rushed for 125 yards two weeks ago against Tampa Bay and followed with 145 on 24 carries and one touchdown in Atlanta. Lynch is No. 2 in NFL in yards rushing behind Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy. ... QB Russell Wilson threw for 287 yards against Atlanta - his second highest total this season - but attempted only five passes in second half. ... WR Golden Tate had career-high 106 yards receiving on six catches vs. Falcons. ... Seahawks' defense held Falcons to 66 yards rushing after giving up 200 to St. Louis and 205 to Tampa Bay previous two weeks. ... K Steven Hauschka is 22 of 23 on field goal attempts - his only miss was blocked - and leads all NFL kickers in scoring with 93 points.

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