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                     === Seahawks easily defeat Vikings ===
 
 Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marshawn Lynch rushed for two touchdowns and
 hauled  in another score  to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 41-20 victory over
 the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
 
 Russell  Wilson went  13-of-18 passing for 230 yards and two touchdowns, while
 Lynch  compiled  54 rushing yards  on 17 carries and  added two grabs for nine
 yards  for  the Seahawks (10-1),  who have  won a franchise-record 13 straight
 home games.
 
 "We  haven't done anything yet. 10-1 is great but our goal is to win the whole
 thing," Wilson said of Seattle's stellar start to the season.
 
 Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder completed 13-of-22 passes for 129 yards
 and a touchdown with two interceptions, one of which was returned 29 yards for
 a touchdown by Walter Thurmond III.
 
 "I  made my mistakes in the second half," Ponder admitted. "It's a tough loss.
 As an offense, specifically me, we need more."
 
 Backup  Matt Cassel replaced Ponder in the fourth and finished 5-of-13 passing
 for 78 yards and a touchdown with one interception.
 
 Adrian  Peterson rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries, while Jarius Wright caught
 three  passes  for 69 yards and  scored both touchdowns for the Vikings (2-8),
 who were coming off a 34-27 victory over Washington.
 
 Ponder's day was doomed from the start, as he was sacked and lost the football
 on the third play from scrimmage. Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald pounced on
 the loose ball at the Minnesota 33, setting up Steven Hauschka's 50-yard field
 goal that made it 3-0 less than four minutes into the game.
 
 Blair  Walsh countered  with a 32-yard field goal on Minnesota's ensuing touch
 to  even the score,  but the Seahawks used a quick 4-play sequence late in the
 quarter to grab a 10-3 edge.
 
 Wilson  found Doug  Baldwin for 44 yards  on the second play of the series and
 Ricardo Lockette followed with a 27-yard grab before Lynch surged in from four
 yards out.
 
 Minnesota answered again on its ensuing possession when Ponder hit Wright on a
 38-yard  scoring strike,  but  the  Seahawks sandwiched  a  pair of  touchdown
 drives around a Walsh field goal to take a 24-13 lead into halftime.
 
 Lynch highlighted the first march with a 23-yard pickup before capping it with
 a 1-yard TD surge that made it 17-10 Seattle midway through the second.
 
 After  Walsh responded  with a 45-yard field goal, former Viking Percy Harvin,
 who  was  making his debut with  the Seahawks, returned the ensuing kickoff 58
 yards to the Minnesota 46.
 
 With  40  seconds left in  the half, Wilson quickly  moved the team inside the
 Minnesota  20 before finding Baldwin for a 19-yard touchdown that sent Seattle
 into the locker room with an 11-point advantage.
 
 Following  a  scoreless third  quarter,  Bobby  Wagner  picked off  Ponder  on
 Minnesota's  second play  of the  fourth  and returned  it nine  yards to  the
 Minnesota 18.
 
 Two  plays  later, Wilson bought  time in the  pocket before flipping a shovel
 pass  to Lynch, who  waltzed into the end zone for a 6-yard score that made it
 31-13 less than two minutes into the final frame.
 
 Thurmond  put  the game  away three plays  later, as he  picked off Ponder and
 returned it 29 yards for a 38-13 cushion.
 
 Cassel  took  over under  center on  Minnesota's next  series, but the results
 stayed  the same, as McDonald intercepted Cassel's second pass and returned it
 three yards to the Minnesota 15, setting up Hauschka's 26-yard field goal.
 
 Cassel  added a 21-yard scoring strike to Wright late in the fourth to account
 for the final margin.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Harvin was activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier in the
 week after recovering from hip surgery on Aug. 1. He last played in the NFL on
 Nov.  4, 2012 as a member of the Vikings against Seattle ... The Seahawks have
 won six straight overall ... Zach Miller led Seattle's receiving corps with 69
 yards  on four  catches ... Minnesota racked  up 19 first downs compared to 16
 for Seattle ... Minnesota outgained Seattle, 336-323.
 
 11/17 20:41:53 ET