Justin Forsett, welcome back to Earth.
After getting 123 yards on the ground against the Cardinals last week, the second-year back out of Cal finished with just nine today in Minnesota as his Seahawks failed to get much of anything going in their 35-9 loss to the Vikings.
The Vikings (9-1) held Seattle (3-7) to just 212 net yards of offense and four fumbles.
Only getting 10 first downs for the entire game, the Seahawks were forced to punt seven times and leave its defensive unit on the field for over 42 minutes.
Those 42 minutes proved to be costly, as Vikings quarterback Brett Favre picked apart the Seattle secondary with ease by throwing for more touchdowns (4) than incompletions (3).
In the second quarter alone Favre flung three scoring strikes.
The first came on a first-and-ten from the Seattle 23. With 10:17 on the clock, Favre took the snap from the shot gun and had all day to find Percy Harvin over the middle of the field. Harvin caught the pass at the seven with three Seattle defenders in the area, but was able to get his way into the end zone despite being tripped up by Lawyer Milloy near the one yard line.
With 5:01 left in the half and on second-and-goal from the Seattle nine, Favre dropped back and hit tight end Visanthe Shiancoe on a slant route on the left side. That strike and a Ryan Longwell extra point put the Vikings up 14-0.
Favre’s final score of the quarter came with a little over a minute to go, when he found receiver Bernard Berrian for a four yarder, giving Minnesota a 20-0 lead prior to Longwell’s kick.
One thing that Seattle did do well defensively was shut down running back Adrian Peterson.
The wonder back was limited to 82 yards on the ground. The longest run of Peterson’s day ate up 16 yards. He also was held out of the end zone. It was his fourth game this season under 85 rushing yards and just his third without a rushing score.
Seattle’s lone scoring plays came on an Olindo Mare 40-yard field goal in the third and a Justin Forsett one-yard rush in the fourth with a failed two-point conversion after the run.
Seattle will next head to St. Louis to take on the Rams. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm Eastern.