Quinton Jefferson Color Rush Jersey , swatted Dan Baileys field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns.Whether or not what Wagner did was entirely legal, he frankly didnt care.Im not stressing about that. I made the play. They called what they called, Wagner said. Theres times in games where things happen all the time. Im not stressing on it. It was a big block and well definitely take it. It was amazing.Wagners 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 Seattles final three games including matchups with lowly San Francisco and Arizona should be enough to put the Seahawks into the postseason.Its 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 weeks 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. Minnesotas 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 havent really done a good job there. Part of it is being better in the red zone, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. We had the ball on the 2-yard line and didnt score.But much of the conversation centered on Wagners block of Baileys 47-yard attempt with 5:38 left and whether it was entirely legal. Wagners jump through a gap in Minnesotas 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 wasnt given one. He was told he couldnt challenge.Quite honestly, I didnt 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 Minnesotas 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 were not pulling our side of the bargain.Wilson had one of the worst passing games of his career, 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 Seattles 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 Seattles 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 Tom Johnson Color Rush Jersey , and Cousins pass for Kyle Rudolph was knocked away by Bradley McDougald. Baileys field goal was blocked on Minnesotas 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 didnt 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. Admit it, you thought the Seattle Seahawks were just about cooked when the Carolina Panthers were already into Seattle territory before the two-minute warning.Then Graham Gano missed his field goal. Hope rising.Then the Seahawks were quickly faced with 3rd and 5, with a very real chance of giving the Panthers the ball back.Russell Wilson finds Tyler Lockett for 43 yards, and the rest is history. The Seahawks won a game they absolutely had to win if they wanted a realistic shot at making the playoffs. On the road, 10 AM start, on a pretty awful grass surface. It feels good, doesnt it?Lets look at the Winners and Losers from this amazing game in Charlotte.WinnersRussell WilsonWilson started the game 4/9 for 60 yards and finished 22/31 for a season-high 339 yards and two touchdowns. He was absolutely sensational in the 2nd half, particularly that game-tying touchdown on 4th down to David Moore. The essential game-ending lob to Lockett was phenomenal, and his pocket movement on that play was terrific. Carolinas secondary obviously isnt very good, but great quarterbacks exploit vulnerable defenses, and with the running game not working, Wilson and the passing attack needed to get the job done... they did exactly that and then some. Consecutive weeks of clutch 4th quarter comebacks by #3, and now hes the all-time leader in wins by a Seahawks starting QB.Tyler LockettWhat a breakout year for Lockett. Five catches for 107 yards and a career-high eighth touchdown on the season. Two of the biggest 3rd down conversions of the game both went to #16. The Russ-Lockett combination has been money.David MooreFor someone who didnt make his first catch until game 4, David Moore is the teams second-leading receiver in terms of yards (413) and touchdowns (5). This was the best game of his young career, with 4 grabs for 103 yards and that aforementioned 4th down TD. He had some growing pains in recent weeks, but he was terrific on Sunday, and I dont think anyone imagined hed be this much of a factor on offense even during his outstanding preseason.Tyler Lockett and David Moores Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue celebrationThis is one of the best touchdown celebrations Ive ever seen. Bradley McDougaldOn a day when the Seahawks defense was largely awful, the red zone produced some great bend but dont break moments. McDougalds interception of Cam Newton was Seattles first takeaway this month, and it led to a touchdown the other way. Thats a 14-point swing that proved to be one of the biggest moments in Seattles victory.JR SweezyI want to single out one moment for Sweezy that might be the most important block of the season. Watch him double up with Duane Brown on Kawann Short:Eventually coming through that hole is #97, Mario Addison. This could be disastrous. But heres what happens when Addison charges towards Russ.Sweezy disengaged from Short, blocked Addison, and Wilson showed exemplary pocket maneuvering to slide away from the oncoming pressure to find Tyler Lockett for the 43-yard dagger. Thats what an improved offensive line can do for you. The Seahawks OL as a whole was great in pass protection given the repeated blitz calls, but Sweezys critical block is my personal highlight.Malik TurnerFirst career NFL catch turned 2nd and 14 into a 17-yard gain. Well done, rook!Sebastian JanikowskiJanikowski has not missed any extra points this season Rasheem Green Color Rush Jersey , and he came through with his second game-winning field goal of the year. I wont advocate for Seabass as Well-Fed Justin Tucker or anything of that nature, but hes certainly a hell of a lot better than the previous guy. Tre FlowersFlowers made two pivotal tackles in this game that perhaps saved 10 points. The first one was an end-of-half open field tackle on Christian McCaffrey to deny the Panthers a touchdown in the red zone. Instead of 17-10 CAR, its 13-10. Then at the end of the game, Flowers trailed DJ Moore and brought him down at the 34-yard line, short of the first down, thus denying the Panthers the ability to run out the clock and then kick the FG. He also had a forced fumble that obviously wasnt recovered. Im probably overly optimistic about Tre Flowers, but I like his upside. Hes arguably the best tackler in the secondary already.LosersRun defenseWow is this run defense awful. Nazair Jones early stop of Christian McCaffrey in the opening quarter was one of the few good plays managed all game. They are consistently dominated at the line of scrimmage, failing to set the edge, and getting gashed up the middle. It has been one of the most disappointing aspects of the season. Linebacker depth below Bobby Wagner and K.J. WrightAustin Calitro played better this week than last week, but hes essentially another Michael Wilhoite out there (slow to diagnose plays, a liability in run support, and not great in coverage). Barkevious Mingo had a nice moment denying Greg Olsen a touchdown with tight coverage off play-action, but a good tackler he is not. Mychal Kendricks returns in two weeks, and that is a welcome sight. Shaquill GriffinGriffins sophomore slump is worrisome. Its possible that he is better suited to being on the right side as he was in his rookie year (even after Richard Shermans injury), but Griffin fell on his face giving up a touchdown to Curtis Samuel, and committed an obvious pass interference in the end zone that set up another score. That DPI was caused by being burned on a double move. Griffin hasnt been getting routinely torched, but many of the big passing plays allowed have involved him at some level.Chris Carsons ball securityThe hurdle-turned-backflip was cool, but not a great day for him overall. 16 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown, but he had a fumble and then a near-fumble that was (rightly) overturned upon replay. Ball security is a very legitimate concern for him right now, especially since we saw some of that even in preseason against the Chargers.Final NotesCam Newton is genuinely better than Ive seen in recent seasons. Hes more accurate, taking easier throws, and hes still as dangerous as ever on the run. Norv Turner has done a good job with Newton, plus those misdirection plays were well-crafted. Did you see Delano Hill snuffing out a McCaffrey screen? That was awesome! Not awesome? Curtis Samuels TD was clearly ineligible man downfield. Since when can an OL initiate a block nearly three yards beyond the LOS?Seattle is 10-6 over its last 16 regular season road games and went 3-0 in 10 AM kickoffs this year.The San Francisco 49ers are 2-9 and terrible, but Kyle Shanahan is an excellent offensive mind with a very effective rushing attack. Im worried about this run defense against Matt Breida, but not much else.Enemy Reaction is going to rule.