Lynch, Wilson lead Seattle past Vikings 30-20
SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, rookie QB Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame 182 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The matchup between the top two rushers in the NFL — Peterson and Lynch — didn't disappoint with Peterson having his best game since 2008.
Lynch ran for a 3-yard TD in the third quarter, while Wilson threw TD passes of 11 yards to Sidney Rice, and TDs of 6 and 11 yards to Golden Tate for the Seahawks (5-4).
Peterson and the Vikings (5-4) had 197 yards rushing in the first half, but only had 46 yards rushing in the second half.
Quarterback Christian Ponder was 11 of 22 for 63 yards.
Seattle loses K.J. Wright with concussion
SEATTLE (AP) — Starting outside linebacker K.J. Wright exited for the remainder of the game for the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a concussion early in the first quarter against Minnesota.
Wright was taken to the locker room after Minnesota scored on its opening drive on Sunday. Early in the second quarter, the Seahawks said he would not return.
Wright is a key part of Seattle's defense because of his versatility to play both inside and outside linebacker positions.
He was replaced by second-year linebacker Mike Morgan.
(Stations, please note: The following item is from Saturday.)
Portland gets 95-85 OT win over Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Damian Lillard scored 20 points, including eight in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Lillard and Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM') each made a 3 to help Portland open an 87-81 lead early in overtime. Harden made a pair of free throws before a reverse layup by Lillard. His second 3 of overtime pushed Portland's lead to 93-85 with 1:25 remaining.
Harden led the Rockets with 24 points in his home debut, but he wasn't as dominate as he was in the first two games. He scored 37 and a career-high 45 points in his first two games with Houston since last week's trade from Oklahoma City.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Trail Blazers.