Seahawks vs. Vikings: Five questions about Minnesota with Viking Age

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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The Seahawks face the Vikings on Monday in a game with playoff ramifications. To find out more about Minneosta, we spoke with FanSided’s Viking Age.

Monday night should be a fun game. Both the Seahawks and the Vikings are fighting for playoff spots in 2018. Seattle is exceeding expectations while Minnesota may not be performing as well as thought prior to the season.

The Seahawks are favored by 3 points but this is also a home game. So even Las Vegas is not sure who wins in week 14.

Why isn’t Minnesota running more?

To find out more about the Minnesota Vikings and how this game might go, I asked Adam Carlson of FanSided’s Vikings site, Viking Age, five questions about Minnesota football.

12th Man Rising: The Vikings offense should have a fairly strong run game but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo seems to want to throw the ball a lot more. Do you see this changing for the game against Seattle and the season moving forward?

Adam Carlson: Both the head coach and the offensive coordinator have talked about wanting to run the ball more, but when it comes time to run the plays that doesn’t seem to happen. Last week, Minnesota found success on the ground with Dalvin Cook early, but never returned to him later in the game.

I would love to see that happen going forward, especially when the run is there…but honestly, DeFilippo doesn’t seem to call the number of run plays to have a balanced offense. So, for now, I’ll say I’m cautiously optimistic there will be some more ground-and-pound going on. But I’m not sure it’s actually going to happen.