The 'Legion of Boom' is dead and gone, but this version of the Seahawks defense ain't half bad, either. In a battle between the bottom two playoff seeds in the NFC, Seattle differentiated themselves from the lowly Vikings with a dominant, perhaps vintage, defensive performance.
Russell Wilson was erratic at times and the Seahawks offense failed to convert in the red zone. Wilson had just 72 passing yards, but none of these facts mattered considering the opposition featured Kirk Cousins at his arguable worst.
The Vikings never established an identity offensively, and their high-priced quarterback fell victim to a pressure-packed primetime game yet again. This Minnesota team was supposed to be a Super Bowl contender, and Cousins was the missing piece. Neither of those statements are true.
Minnesota's defense remained stingy, but it was Seattle that forced timely turnovers and even found their own way into the end zone late to seal a critical home victory.
With the Vikings' loss to Seattle, Kirk Cousins’ career record vs. teams above .500 falls to 4-24 pic.twitter.com/4Yvc9LWKwN— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 11, 2018
When considering the rest of Seattle's schedule, the Hawks have every opportunity to get to ten wins and cement their fate as a Wild Card team in the NFC Playoffs. From there, Wilson must repay the favor of his defense bailing him out on a wild Monday night.