Another meltdown on the road

Dropped passes, lack of execution and concetration add up to a 1-5 road record.

The Seattle Seahawks suffered another disastrous road loss   to the Minnesota Viking 34 to 7.

The Vikings combination of quarterback Dante Culpepper and Wide Receiver Randy Moss proved to be to much fire power for the hapless Seahawks secondary which spent the better part of the game chasing Moss.

  Moss had eight receptions for 133 yards including scores of 47 yards and 45 yards.

Culpepper was 21-for-33 for 274 yards, three touchdowns and no turnovers as the Vikings offense rebounded from a last week's woeful performance against the St. Louis Rams.

  The Seahawks suffered from their usual road game apathy. Dropped passes, two missed fields (49, and 52 yards), execution and inability to win the line of scrimmage battle on both sides of the ball.

  The Seattle offense was shut out in the first half for the first time in 20 games and held to 101 total first half yards (29 rushing, 72 passing). Minnesota had 244 first half yards (82 rush, 162 passing).

  After trailing 13-0 at halftime Seattle did manage to score on a one yard by Shaun Alexander after a 56 yard kick off return by Maurice Morris gave the Seahawk offense the ball at the Minnesota 39 yard line to start the second half.

  After the score the Seahawks were never able to muster much of a comeback threat.

Culpepper threw two bombs to put the game out of reach, a 45 yarder to Moss and a 43 yarder to Kelly Campbell to start the fourth quarter. Minnesota 27 Seattle 7.

  Viking linebacker Mike Nattiel returned a Matt Hasselback pass 80 yards with 1:48 to go to give the Seahawks their fifth road loss of the season.

The 8-5 Seahawks  will be on the road again next week as they face the 9-3 St Louis Rams.

Game Notes:

Bobby Engram left the game with a concussion and his status is unclear.Shaun Alexander finished the game with 56 yards on 14 carries. Viking running back Michael Bennett 103 yards on 25 carries. Hasselbeck finished the day with 218 passing yards on 17 of 34 attempts and two interceptions.

Time of possession: Seattle: 21:09, Minnesota: 38:51...Total net yards: Seattle: 258, Minnesota: 465...Rushing: Seattle: 56, Minnesota: 193...Passing: Seattle: 202, Minnesota: 292...Fumbles/lost: Seattle 1-1, Minnesota: 4-0...Turnovers: Seattle: 3, Minnesota 0...Seattle's 5th-straight road loss...most lopsided loss since 31-3 loss at Oakland in 2000.)


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