Three things to watch for the Seahawks against the Vikings in preseason game 2

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 take on the Vikings in their second preseason game of 2019. Here are three things to look for if you happen to be a 12.

The Seahawks play another meaningless game on Sunday versus the Vikings. Of course, this is only has no meaning in the standings. To a lot of players on Seattle’s 90-man roster, this game can change their lives. Guys are battling for roster spots. There are many story lines for the game in Minnesota. I am only going to focus on three important ones. But besides the ones I speak (or write?) on, here are a few others.

One is what will we see in limited time from some of the defensive line starters? Schemes are so vanilla in preseason that it is difficult to get a read on exactly how teams will protect their quarterbacks. But any semblance of stopping the run from the Vikings is just as important too. More on the pass rush later.

Two is what the offensive line looks like for the same reasons. We might see the starters for s a series or four. Russell Wilson has to be protected, of course, and the Vikings have a decent pass rush. Again, however, there is no scheming in preseason so the way teams act or react has little bearing on the regular season.

Lastly is how the Wilson to D.K. Metcalf connection will look. Cornerbacks might take it personally if a receiver beats them, and it will be interesting to see if Wilson to Metcalf is much better than Geno Smith to Metcalf like in preseason game one, but still. Let’s not go out of control if Wilson hits Metcalf deep. That’s great but not reality in the regular season.

Here are three real things to look for when Seattle plays the Vikings, though.