Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Minnesota Vikings PK -- Over/Under: 41.5
The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings square off Sunday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. Russell Wilson is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 2,723 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wilson has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have combined for 1,113 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tyler Lockett has 28 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 144.2 yards per contest, and Thomas Rawls leads the way with 685 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 20.2 points and 324.9 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seahawks with 82 tackles, Cliff Avril has 7.5 sacks and Richard Sherman has 10 pass deflections. Will Tukuafu, Demarcus Dobbs and Paul Richardson are questionable.
The Minnesota Vikings look to inch that much closer to an NFC North title with their seventh win in eight games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,280 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Bridgewater has two passing touchdowns in his last four games. Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph have combined for 944 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Mike Wallace has 28 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 146.4 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 1,164 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 19.4 points and 334.9 yards per game. Anthony Barr leads the Vikings with 61 tackles, Everson Griffen has 7.5 sacks and Terence Newman has 10 pass deflections. Harrison Smith, Justin Trattou and Trae Waynes are questionable.
It's hard to bet against the Vikings and what they're doing this season. Minnesota doesn't play pretty football but continues to find ways to win. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have been shaky at best with their defensive issues and the inability to protect the quarterback. In a toss-up game, I'm going to side with the Vikings at home.
Minnesota has looked far better than Seattle this season.