Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph reaches to catch a pass for a touchdown as Seattle Seahawks' K.J. Wright (50) reaches toward him during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have grabbed control of first place in the NFC West with a strong second half against Minnesota Monday night.

Rashaad Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving in the Seahawks’ 37-30 win over the Vikings. Seattle trailed 17-10 until Penny burst into the end zone on a one-yard run early in the third quarter. The Seahawks pulled ahead on a field goal and took control when Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard TD. Penny’s 13-yard scoring grab made it 34-17 with 13 12/2 minutes to play.

Wilson was 21 of 31 for 240 yards, two touchdowns and an interception that was returned 30 yards by Anthony Harris for a TD.

The Seahawks and 49ers are 10-2, but Seattle holds the tiebreaker with four games remaining.

Kirk Cousins was 22 of 38 for 276 yards and one TD for the 8-4 Vikings, who are one game behind the first-place Packers in the NFC North.


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