Seahawks news: Pete Carroll wisecracks when told Seattle offense committed zero penalties vs. Vikings
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Pete Carroll wisecracks when told Seahawks offense committed zero penalties vs. Vikings

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The Seattle Seahawks were able to defeat the Minnesota Vikings as their offense played a clean football game. During his post-game press conference, Pete Carroll muttered a joke when he was told that Seattle’s offense committed zero penalties.

The Seahawks’ offense, led by Russell Wilson, was able to have another productive against the Vikings on Monday night. Altogether, the offense gained 444 yards of total offense while also having zero penalties.

It was the first game of the season that Seattle was able to avoid committing a penalty on the offensive side of the ball. The only penalty in the game for the Seahawks came on defense when they committed defensive pass interference in the fourth quarter.

Over the course of the season, the Seahawks have averaged seven penalties called against them per game (16th in the NFL). Just last week, Carroll’s squad was penalized 12 times in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Therefore, it was probably refreshing for Carroll to see his team play with little to no mental errors. Along with the zero penalties on offense, the Seahawks seem to have a dual-headed backfield now.

While Chris Carson remains the starter, Rashaad Penny is beginning to receive more touches. As a result, the two running backs combined for 216 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on Monday night.

With the win, Seattle now rises to the top of the NFC West while pushing the San Francisco 49ers to the fifth seed in the NFC. The game between the Seahawks and 49ers in Week 17 could very well decide who wins the division.