Tarvaris Jackson played poorly as the Seahawks new starting quarterback on Saturday, as the Vikings defense was able to hold both him and Sidney Rice in check.
Donovan McNabb led the starting offense on one efficient drive resulting in a field goal, while the starting defense came up big on a couple of occasions including a goalline stand that was reminiscent of the WilliamsWall in their prime.
Marcus Sherels created the night’s biggest highlight when he nabbed a tipped Tarvaris Jackson pass and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown. This came after it was Sherels himself that gave the ball to Seattle via a muffed punt.
The Vikings other touchdown came with just over two minutes left in the game when running back Tristan Davis sprang for a 35 yard touchdown on his only carry of the evening.
Raheem Brock had an early sack against the suspect Vikings offensive line, but the line seemed to get it together a little, and no other sacks were registered for the remainder of the game. Adrian Awasom was the only Vikings player to get a sack of his own, although they managed to get consistent pressure throughout the evening.
This game, which the Vikings won 20-7, was a step in the right direction for the Vikings and gives them something to build on as they get ready for their first home game of the preseason against Dallas.