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name has been called this season other than when he’s scoring a touchdown Tedric Thompson Color Rush Jersey , and that’s probably because he sore rarely is making any type of play when he’s not. Brown scored for the fourth and fifth time this season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers despite only receiving 16 targets thus far in 2018.He also had a 45-yard grab against the Niners.Consider that the only other player in the NFL this year to have at least five touchdowns with fewer than 20 catches is Cincinnati Bengals wideout John Ross, who has five touchdowns on 16 catches but also on 39 targets. That’s well more than double the number of targets to Ross, the ninth overall pick in 2017 and so far another “whoopsie” for the Bengals. It’s not good for Cincy that Brown can produce at such a better level considering that he was signed by the Seahawks this past offseason for two years and $5.5 million, money decently well spent by Seattle.Brown may not have a high volume of targets or receptions, but he’s averaging 9.38 yards per target, 13.6 yards per catch, and one touchdown for every three times Russell Wilson throws his way. That’s resulted in an unbelievable DVOA of 66.1%, the highest for any player with less than 50 targets; consider that Tyler Lockett leads the NFL’s qualified players in that category at 54.3%, almost 22 percentage points higher than second-place Michael Thomas.He doesn’t get a lot of targets, but Brown has played in 264 snaps on offense, good for 33% of Seattle’s plays. He’s also gotten in on 109 special teams snaps, which accounts for 32.3% of those plays. The only players on the team with at least 200 snaps on offense or defense and 100 snaps on special teams are Brown, Barkevious Mingo Ethan Pocic Color Rush Jersey , Justin Coleman, Tedric Thompson, and Austin Calitro.At a cap hit of just $1.775 million, Brown’s been a good bargain for the Seahawks in year one. He’s got a hit of $3.725 million in 2019, which is certainly a more considerable figure, but if he keeps producing when opportunities are given then Seattle will likely want to keep him in the competition for next season. The franchise, or for the most part the NFL, hasn’t seen a receiver produce touchdowns at this rate-per-target since former Seahawks wide receiver Daryl Turner.The last wideout to score at least five times on 20 or fewer catches was Marc Boerigter with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2002. Then Michael Irvin had 20 caches and five touchdowns in 12 games in 1990. And Curtis Duncan had five touchdowns on 13 receptions as a rookie in 1987. But the king of this category is Daryl Turner, a second round pick by Seattle in 1984. Turner had 10 touchdowns on 35 receptions in ‘84 and 13 scores on 34 receptions in ‘85. He then shows up on this list twice, scoring seven times on 18 catches in 1986 and six times on 14 catches in 1987. All told, Turner had 36 touchdowns on only 101 catches and over 59 games, including 40 starts. Unbelievable, really.And that was the end for Turner’s boom-or-bust career.Brown seemingly isn’t going anywhere and he’s had much more reliable hands than Turner Shaquill Griffin Color Rush Jersey , it’s just a matter of seeing if he’s got any more potential for volume beyond this. Not that Seattle or Russell Wilson needs it right now given the presence and production of Lockett, Doug Baldwin, and David Moore, who also has five touchdowns. SEATTLE 鈥?Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns.Whether or not what Wagner did was entirely legal, he frankly didn’t care.“I’m not stressing about that. I made the play. They called what they called,” Wagner said. “There’s times in games where things happen all the time. I’m not stressing on it. It was a big block and we’ll definitely take it. It was amazing.”More Vikings coverageMiami cornerback Howard doubtful for Vikings-Dolphins gamePreview: Fresh off ‘miracle’ win, Dolphins visit VikingsNew Vikings OC Stefanski: ‘It’s about the players and not the plays’Vikings coordinators: Identity of the offense, history of Vikings’ kicker problems and moreVikings QB Cousins on DeFilippo firing: ‘That’s something I take personally’Wagner’s block midway through the fourth quarter was the catalyst in a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night that pushed Seattle to the brink of a playoff berth.Chris Carson followed the blocked kick with a 2-yard TD run with 2:53 left, and Justin Coleman capped off the Seahawks’ fourth straight victory with a 29-yard fumble return for a touchdown 18 seconds later.What was an ugly and mostly forgettable first three quarters turned into a Seattle party in the fourth as the Seahawks (8-5) moved to the brink of wrapping up a wild-card spot in the NFC. One win in Seattle’s final three games 鈥?including matchups with lowly San Francisco and Arizona 鈥?should be enough to put the Seahawks into the postseason.“It’s really about the defense. I loved the way they played, they played so hard and so spirited,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “It was almost poetic after last week’s game that Bobby would get to block the field goal and he pulled it off and did it. That was an incredible play.”Minnesota (6-6-1) twice had scoring chances in the fourth quarter when it was still a one-score game but was turned away each time. Minnesota’s chances of winning the NFC North took a major hit with its second straight loss, but the Vikings still hold the No. 6 spot in the NFC.“Part of it is being better on third downs. We haven’t really done a good job there. Part of it is being better in the red zone Delano Hill Color Rush Jersey ,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “We had the ball on the 2-yard line and didn’t score.”But much of the conversation centered on Wagner’s block of Bailey’s 47-yard attempt with 5:38 left and whether it was entirely legal. Wagner’s jump through a gap in Minnesota’s offensive line was fine, but it appeared he used his teammates to gain leverage, which allowed him to come through and block the kick. A flag was initially thrown but was picked up by the officials.Wagner said he attempted it four times in practice without a problem but acknowledged it could be tough to pull off the play during the fourth quarter of a tight game.“When I did it in practice I was pretty fresh,” Wagner said.Zimmer said he asked for an explanation of what happened but wasn’t given one. He was told he couldn’t challenge.“Quite honestly, I didn’t see what happened. I was told what happened,” Zimmer said.Seattle took possession and Russell Wilson immediately scrambled 40 yards deep into Minnesota territory. Five plays later, Carson scored and Seattle finally had a cushion. Two plays after that, Jacob Martin sacked Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins and the ball popped to Coleman, who weaved his way for the clinching touchdown.Cousins threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Dalvin Cook with 1:10 remaining, but Seattle recovered the onside kick.“I feel like all of our losses we, as an offense, we are so slow,” Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen said. “Our defense is keeping us in games. And we’re not pulling our side of the bargain.”Wilson had one of the worst passing games of his career Earl Thomas Color Rush Jersey , completing 10 of 20 attempts for career-low 72 yards and a baffling interception late in the first half, one of the many mistakes by Seattle that allowed Minnesota to hang around. But Seattle’s ground game was outstanding against one of the better run defenses in the NFL. The Seahawks finished with 214 yards rushing, led by 90 yards from Carson.Sebastian Janikowski hit field goals of 37 and 35 yards to account for all of Seattle’s scoring until the closing minutes.“If you run it 40-something times, you ought to win. That was pretty good,” Carroll said.FOURTH QUARTER WOESMinnesota hung around despite failing to run a play in Seattle territory until there was 4:16 left in the third quarter. Cousins was 20 of 33 for 208 yards, most of that coming late. But he failed to get the Vikings into the end zone from inside the Seattle 5 while trailing 6-0 early in the fourth quarter.The Vikings had first-and-goal at the Seattle 4 but turned the ball over on downs with 9:06 remaining. Two short runs and an incompletion brought up fourth-and-goal at the 1, and Cousins’ pass for Kyle Rudolph was knocked away by Bradley McDougald. Bailey’s field goal was blocked on Minnesota’s next drive.REACHING 100Minnesota fell to 0-6 when allowing its opponents to run for at least 100 yards. The Vikings came in to the week giving up 99 yards per game on the ground, good for seventh-best in the NFL. Seattle had 136 yards rushing in the first half.OTHER CENTURY MARKThielen tied Cris Carter as the fastest Minnesota player to reach 100 receptions in a season, both accomplishing the feat in 13 games. Carter did it in 1994 when he finished the year with 122 catches. Thielen is the first Minnesota receiver to get to 100 catches since Randy Moss in 2003. But Thielen didn’t get his first catch until midway through the third quarter. He finished with five catches for 70 yards.UP NEXTMinnesota: The Vikings return home to host Miami on Sunday.Seattle: The Seahawks play their final road game Sunday at San Francisco.
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