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Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings prediction, preview, team news and more | NFL 2020-21

Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf
Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf
Raj Kiran
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Modified 12 Oct 2020, 10:55 IST
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The Seattle Seahawks welcome the Minnesota Vikings to CenturyLink Field on Sunday for a Week 5 matchup.

Both NFC teams enter the game with contrasting records. The Seahawks boast a perfect 4-0 record after securing a 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on the road last week. The Vikings are 1-3 after securing their first victory of this season, a 31-23 decision over the Houston Texans, the game that led to Houston coach/GM Bill O'Brien being fired earlier this week.


Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Head to Head

The Seahawks and Vikings have met just 17 times in their history, with the Seahawks leading the all-time series 12-5.

The Seahawks have been absolutely dominant at home versus the Vikings with an 8-2 record at CenturyLink Stadium.

When they played each other last season, the Seahawks emerged with a 37-30 victory.

Seattle Seahawks form guide in the league : W W W W

Minnesota Vikings form guide in the league : L L L W

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Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Team News

The Seahawks were dealt a huge blow when star safety Jamal Adams (groin) was ruled out from this game. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin and running back Carlos Hyde were both limited participants during the Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions and are questionable for the game Sunday.

Out for Seahawks: Jamal Adams

Doubtful for Seahawks: Shaquill Griffin, Carlos Hyde

The Vikings have a couple of injuries to report on the defensive side of the ball. Linebacker Eric Kendricks (foot) did not suit up for either practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Cornerback Holton Hill (foot) also missed practice on Thursday.

Out for Vikings: None

Doubtful for Vikings: Eric Kendricks, Holton Hill


Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Projected Starters

Seattle Seahawks:

QB: Russell Wilson

RB: Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde(D)

WR: Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, David Moore

TE: Greg Olsen, Will Dissly

Minnesota Vikings:

QB: Kirk Cousins

RB: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattinson

WR: Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson

TE: Kyle Rudolph

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Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction

Led by MVP front-runner QB Russell Wilson, the Seahawks seem to be the sure-shot bet to win. They have scored 30-plus points in all their games this season.

Prior to their victory in Week 4, the Vikings had allowed opponents to score 25-plus points on them. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is notoriously ineffective in primetime games. He has an 0-9 record in his career on "Monday Night Football," for example. This Sunday night contest could bring more of the same.

Prediction: Seattle Seahawks for a comfortable W.

Published 10 Oct 2020, 12:24 IST
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