Late Interception Propels Vikings to 18-11 Win Over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Sherels intercepted Trevone Boykin's pass and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown with 1:23 left and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Seattle Seahawks 18-11 Thursday night.
With Boykin trying to lead Seattle to another late comeback for a second straight week, Sherels stepped in front of his pass intended for E.Z. Nwachukwu and went untouched for the deciding score. Seattle had pulled even at 11-11 when Troymaine Pope scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 12:49 left after his 27-yard run got the Seahawks deep in Minnesota territory and Steven Hauschka's 49-yard field goal later in the fourth quarter.
The former TCU star Boykin got Seattle to the Minnesota 5 in the closing seconds, before taking a sack. Boykin was unable to connect with Antwan Goodley in the end zone on the final play.
Seattle's overhauled offensive line struggled after a decent debut last Saturday against Kansas City. Russell Wilson played the entire first half and was sacked four times, getting pulled down awkwardly on the last sack. Wilson was 5 of 11 for 77 yards.
The bright spot for Seattle' starting offense was again running back Christine Michael. Projected as the Number 2 running back when the season begins, Michael finished with 55 yards on 10 carries.