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Monday Night Football Week 13 – Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks

Vikings and Seahawks in Playoff Hunt

Our Vikings vs Seahawks pick offers Seattle at -3.0. This Vikings vs Seahawks pick and preview notes that both teams are in the hunt for a division championship or, at least, a wildcard berth. The Minnesota Vikings (8-3 Overall, 3-3 Away) have the same record as the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers. However, the Pack beat the Vikings in their first meeting this season, and, at this point, are first with Minnesota right behind them. In the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks (9-2 Overall, 3-2 Home) are one-game behind the first-place San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are 10-1. Seattle did beat S.F. a few weeks ago 27-24. The game will be played Monday, December 2, 2019. Kickoff is 8:15 pm ET at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA.

Vikings vs Seahawks Pick – Stats

The Vikings are averaging 26.3 PPG. The Seahawks are putting 26.3 PPG on the scoreboard. These two offenses are fairly evenly matched when it comes to overall offensive yardage and passing and rushing yards. The biggest difference when it comes to basic stats is in defensive scoring. Minnesota is allowing 18.6 PPG while Seattle is giving up 23.9 PPG. However, defensive yards are very close. The visitors are allowing opponents 360 YPG. The hometown Hawks are giving up 384.2 YPG. The Vikings are allowing about 17 fewer yards in the air and approximately seven fewer on the ground.

The Vikings have a solid defense. They’ve secured 31 sacks, 62.5 TFL, and 10 INTs. Of the eight fumbles they’ve forced, six have been recovered. Minnesota has defended 63 passes. The Seahawks have forced an impressive number of fumbles, 14, and have been even more impressive in recovering 14. Their D has scored two times. Minnesota’s defense has not yet scored a TD this season. The team sack total of 23 and TFL total of 55 are less impressive. Seattle has picked 10 passed and defended 53.

Minnesota vs Seattle Players

Both teams bring sound offenses to the field. The quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins and Russell Wilson, are both having fine seasons. The receiving corps are deep. On defense, the Vikings feature top-notch front men, middle men and deep backs.

Vikings

On offense, Cousins is hitting 70.6% of his passes and has thrown 21 TD passes and just three picks. Cousins has been sacked 22 times. RB Dalvin Cook has already rushed for 1,017 yards this season. As a result, Cook is averaging 4.8 YPA and has crossed the goal line 11 times. Cook has also caught 45 passes for 445 yards. WR Stefon Diggs and TE Kyle Rudolph each have five TD catches. WR Adam Thielen, who’s questionable, has accumulated six scoring receptions. DE Danielle, who notched 8.5 sacks, 11.5 TFL, and 47 tackles, and safety Anthony Harris, who’s grabbed three balls and defended seven, are important factors on D. LB Eric Kendricks has an impressive 12 PD, 55 solo tackles, and 31 assists.

Seahawks

Our Vikings vs Seahawks pick notes that Wilson has been on target 67.3% of the time. Thus far, he’s tossed 24 TD passes and three picks. Opponents have sacked him 33 times. This season, just three other quarterbacks have been sack more times. Wilson’s passes have covered 2,937 yards. He’s also scored three times on the ground and is averaging 5.1 YPA. RB Chris Carson, who’s covered 879 yards, is averaging 4.2 YPA. He’s scored four times. He’s also made 31 catches, scoring twice and averaging 7.1 YPC. However, Carson’s fumbled seven times this season and lost four. The top Seattle receivers are Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Lockett, who’s made 63 catches, has scored six times. Lockett has crossed the goal line five times and has a total of 38 receptions. LB Mychal Kendricks, safety Bradley McDougald, and corner Trey Flowers are solid. Kendricks has three sacks, eight TFL, and two INTS, while McDougald’s made four PD and two INTs. Flower has captured two passes and defended six.

Five Keys to the Game

  1. Huge Battle – Cousins vs Wilson
  2. Defensively Minnesota has edge
  3. Seattle RB Carson has to hang onto the ball
  4. Wilson is prone to being sacked
  5. Seattle wideouts are deep

Our Vikings vs Seahawks Pick

Both teams come to this game having won four of their last five. However, the 49ers are the club with the four-game win streak. Minnesota has won two-straight. Each team is performing well on offense; however, we do like the Viking over the Seattle D. Our Vikings vs Seahawks pick is Minnesota at +3.0.

Vikings vs Seahawks Pick – Summary

Minnesota Vikings at +3.0

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