Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings - 11/17/13
Minnesota Vikings (2-7) at Seattle Seahawks (9-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Vikings look for back to back wins as they head into Seattle to take on a Seahawks team coming off a convincing win in Atlanta.
Minnesota notched just their second win of the season last week and for a team who made the postseason last year this year can only be summed up as a huge disappointment. Minnesota has gone through a quarterbacking carousel as they rotated between Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel before they went out and signed Josh Freeman and after that experiment ended with an injury we are now back to square one with Ponder taking the snaps under centre. It is no secret that the success of the Vikings offense comes on the ground with Adrian Peterson but even the all pro back is having an off year by his standards and things in Minnesota can’t be much worse. Well, actually they can as they head into Seattle this weekend as double digit underdogs to play in one of if not the toughest road stadium in the league against a very good Seahawks team.
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The Seahawks have been chastised for being a poor road team and while that has held true at times this year they went out and made a statement last week against the Atlanta Falcons, who are definitely a step below where we expect them to be without Roddy White and Julio Jones in the lineup but are still a decent team. Seattle had a great team outing as their defense was stingy, Russell Wilson orchestrated the passing game, and Marshawn Lynch went into Beast Mode once again as Seattle left the Georgia Dome with a 9-1 mark tying them atop the league standings with Kansas City. Now, the Seahawks return home to face one of the game’s worst teams and you can bet that the Seahawks defense will be seething at the opportunity of playing against Christian Ponder and will welcome the challenge of stopping AP. Seattle is just a very nice, well rounded team that can beat you on both sides of the ball and with the 12th man playing a role here I think the Seahawks step on the gas pedal here and demolish the Vikes.