For the third year in a row, the Seattle Seahawks will host the Minnesota Vikings in a prime-time battle between two standout quarterbacks who were afterthoughts in the 2012 NFL draft.
That takes place Sunday night in Seattle, and while the Seahawks won and covered in each of those recent matchups, there’s reason to believe this one could be a tight, high-scoring battle.
The Vikings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Seattle, while the Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Check out the Sunday Night Vikings vs Seahawks prop bets article as well.
WHY THE VIKINGS WILL COVER THE SPREAD
Minnesota is getting seven points from Seattle despite the following facts:
- The Seahawks’ famous home-field advantage won’t be the same without the presence of a “12th Man” at CenturyLink Field.
- With the crowd factoring in, Minnesota hung with the Seahawks in prime time on the road last season. They trailed 34-30 before a late Seattle field goal secured a seven-point Seahawks victory. That would only be a push right now.
- The desperate Vikes are putting it all together. Kirk Cousins has heated up, Dalvin Cook leads the NFL in rushing and Adam Thielen is as strong as ever and rookie sensation Justin Jefferson leads the NFL in yards per target.
- Now, Cousins, Thielen and Jefferson will get to go up against a struggling Seattle secondary that is without star safety Jamal Adams and is also dealing with injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Shaquill Griffin.