In their second primetime game of the year on Sunday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Minnesota Vikings.
Sunday, October 11, 2020: Week 5 – Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks
Who has been more disappointing this year than the Minnesota Vikings? Last year, the Vikings made the postseason and shocked the world winning in overtime in the wild card round against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The Vikings were coming into this season with high expectations. Many sources around the league felt that they would end the season as the NFC North champions. While it is still very young in the season, the Vikings have pinned themselves against the wall with an 0-3 start.
The Vikings traded one of their best players in the offseason in wideout, Stephon Diggs, to the Bills. They also signed their HB, Dalvin Cook, to an extension. To replace Diggs, the Vikings drafted wideout, Justin Jefferson, from LSU who balled out in week 3 against the Tennessee Titans. Although many felt the Vikings lost the Diggs trade, to them, it was worth it as Diggs was only causing them headaches.
The Vikings start there the month of October in Houston against a winless Texans team. Both teams are desperate for a win. The Vikings then come to Seattle to face them in Sunday Night Football.
What Will Determine the Outcome: The Seahawks have owned the Vikings
Russell Wilson is undefeated against the Minnesota Vikings. He has owned them ever since his rookie season and I do not see that trend being altered this year. With the current pace of this Seahawks offense and the way the Vikings are playing, this may not be a close game. On top of that, the Seahawks will be home in yet another prime time game and we all know how great the Seahawks are in primetime games.
The Vikings best offensive threat is their run game and thus far, Seattle has been fantastic against the run. The Seahawks are currently allowing 66.7 yards per game on the ground. The Vikings are currently averaging 146.7 yards per game on the ground and will continue to look to Dalvin Cook with the hopes of resurrecting their season. In one of my bold predictions for the month, I had the Seahawks signing DT Damion “Snacks” Harrison and I think he will be on the active roster for this game. He will already make a good run defense, better.
With this game being the expected return date for Chris Carson and Jamal Adams, I see the Seahawks once again shining under the lights. We all know Russell Wilson is going to continue to cook and I got him throwing for 4 touchdowns in this one.