Last week when the Seahawks played the Titans I wrote this as the last thing before the 12th Man Rising staff chimed in with their predictions, “For me, I’d rather each Seattle game go as it did in week one when there wasn’t a lot of drama late.” So maybe blame me for what happened in week 2 when Seattle lost a significant halftime lead and lost in overtime.
Or blame the Seahawks as for the second straight week after halftime the offense did nothing. Yes, the defense got ran all over by Derrick Henry in the second half of week two but it’s easier to do that when the Seattle offense can’t stay on the field against a not-great Titans defense.
Week three must be different as the Vikings have the same kind of offense that the Titans do. Minnesota wants to control the clock and can if Seattle lets them. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is iffy right now but even in last year’s matchup backup running back Alexander Mattison ran for 112 yards against Seattle so keep that in mind if Cook doesn’t play.
Staff predictions for Seahawks versus Vikings week three
Both teams need a victory. Yes, Seattle has won a game but their division is tougher. If the Seahawks started 1-1 in the NFC North then no big deal. But they play in a higher league called the NFC West.
Minnesota needs a win simply because they have not won a game. But with 7 losses in 2021 they could still finish second in their division. If Seattle loses 7 games this year, they will likely finish last in theirs.
So who is going to win?
Geoff Shull: Seahawks 28 Vikings 21
Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 26 Vikings 19
Lee Vowell: Vikings 36 Seattle 30
Andrew Bailie: Seattle 35 Vikings 28
Jake Luppino: Seahawks 34 Vikings 31
Kevin Daggett: Vikings 30 Seattle 27
Carson Schroer: Seahawks 38 Vikings 31