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NFL Capsule: Vikings at Seahawks

NFL Capsule: Vikings at Seahawks

MINNESOTA (5-3) At SEATTLE (4-4)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 4-4; Seattle 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 6-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 12; Seahawks No. 13

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Seahawks 35-9, Nov. 22, 2009

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Buccaneers 36-17; Seahawks lost to Lions 28-24

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (7), PASS (27)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (16), PASS (12)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (8), PASS (31)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (5), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matchup of top two running backs in NFC. Adrian Peterson leads conference with 775 yards rushing, Marshawn Lynch second at 757 yards. ... Vikings lead NFL with 11 runs of 20 yards or more. ... Vikings 0-2 facing rookie QBs this season, losing to Indianapolis (Andrew Luck) and Washington (Robert Griffin III). ... After playing well for most of the first six weeks, Vikings QB Christian Ponder has completed just 52 percent of his passes and thrown three interceptions past two weeks. ... WR Percy Harvin tied for NFL lead with 60 catches and with Cris Carter for franchise record for most catches through first eight games. ... DE Jared Allen has sack in six straight games. ... Vikings second in NFL allowing 3.44 yards per rush on first down. ... LB Chad Greenway leads NFL with 81 tackles. ... Vikings lost CB Chris Cook to broken right arm. He is expected to be out for six to eight weeks. ... Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell held same position in Minnesota from 2006-10. ... Seahawks play next two games at home before bye week. Seahawks have won five of last six at home dating back to last season, including 3-0 this year. ... QB Russell Wilson coming off season-high of 35 pass attempts and 25 completions vs. Detroit. ... Lynch averaged 8.75 yards per carry last week vs. Detroit, second highest in franchise history (min. 10 carries). Lynch finished with 105 yards on 12 carries, although 77 yards came on longest TD run of career. ... WR Sidney Rice playing first regular season game against former team. Rice spent four seasons with Vikings and was Pro Bowler in 2009. ... TE Zach Miller had first TD reception in two seasons with Seahawks last week vs. Detroit. Miller had five TDs his final season in Oakland in 2010. ... Seahawks have 21 sacks in eight games. Last year, they did not record 21st sack until Game 12. ... Seahawks defense rank 27th in NFL in third-down defense and last at allowing third-down conversions of 10 yards or more - allowing conversions 16 of 37 times.

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It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

WASHINGTON —  It didn't take long for playoff basketball to escalate in the nation’s capital.

Less than three minutes to be exact.

On only the fifth possession of Game 3 between the Wizards and Raptors at Capital One Arena, Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Raptors forward OG Anunoby got tangled up and let their emotions out.

From the initial look it appeared that Morris just got tripped up in setting a screen, but if you look more closely, Anunoby appeared to pull down Morris from the back.

Even though a foul was called, Morris made sure that Anunoby knew his displeasure and even threw an extra shove at Serge Ibaka.

Both Morris and Anunoby received a technical foul after the altercation.

Once again the Wizards getting physical in a playoff series. 

MORE ON THE WIZARDS-RAPTORS SERIES:

THE DRAKE-WIZARDS TRASH TALK WON'T STOP

HISTORIC ODDS FOR TEAMS THAT GO DOWN 0-2

BROOKS MAY CHANGE STARTING LINEUP FOR GAME 3

 

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page