Seattle beat Minnesota 41-20 at home on Sunday. Here is a quick reaction to the game:
What happened: The Seahawks played their second impressive game in a row and handled a struggling Minnesota team like they should have. Oh yeah, and wide receiver Percy Harvin made his much anticipated debut, exploding for a 58-yard punt return and hauling in a juggling 17-yard catch. Offensive tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini returned from long injury-induced stints, and the Seahawks had their offensive line healthy for the first time since the second game of the season.
What it means: That Seattle took care of business. The Seahawks control their own destiny, meaning as long as they keep winning they can wrap up the NFC West and No. 1 seed in the NFC. This was another step toward that.
The good: The Seahawks put their foot down in the fourth quarter. Minnesota started the fourth quarter with the ball and trailing 24-13. A touchdown, of course, would have put a little scare into Seattle and made it a game. Instead, the Seahawks scored two touchdowns aided by two Christian Ponder interceptions (Walter Thurmond returned one of them for a touchdown).
The bad: Just as Harvin returned, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse left the game with a concussion and didn’t return. Kearse had the best game of his brief career in Atlanta last week. The Seahawks, though, have their bye coming up.
Player of the game: Quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson once again took advantage of solid line play and had another crisp, efficient game. He hit big pass plays when he needed to, he spread the ball around and used his legs to keep plays alive.