Minnesota had to conquer a 20-0 first-half deficit so as to maintain a triumph over the Broncos in their latest outing. Kirk Cousins lit up it but the Vikings ground game was restricted to a 37 metres from the stingy Broncos run-stop unit. After enjoying a bye in Week 24, the Vikings have won six of the last seven, and input.
The Seahawks prevailed at a defensive battle from the Eagles. It was the fourth consecutive win and one of Seattle that many believed would be a hard place for the Seahawks to cover including a statement win on the 49ers the week following two consecutive overtime victories, as one-point street favorites. Although the Hawks defense was the difference-maker, it was Rashaad Penny who shined brightest on offense with a season-high 129 yards and a trip.
Seattle shut down the Vikings a year in a 21-7 win and now that I feel the Seahawks will win and then cover. Despite the fact that Minnesota has won six of their past seven matches, it ought to be noted that they have failed to pay the amount in three of the last four. Compare this to Seattle, winners of four games and going 3-0-1 ATS over that stretch.
The NFL odds being offered at all the significant online sportsbooks show Seattle as residence favorites. However, we really do see Heritage coping the home team in -2 1/2 (-115) and thats an additional five cents well gladly pay for what might be an essential hook off of a crucial number.
The key to success for Seattle is becoming Rashaad Penny more conveys and offering time to Russell Wilson at the pocket exploit a weak and booted Minnesota secondary and to scan the field for his targets. The only chance the Vikings have of stopping Wilson is to win the war from the trenches and receive a pass rush that is popular because there will be no policy sacks due to their defensive backfield.
I do not guess Seattle will have a lot of chance even with Penny carries, because the Vikes have an upper echelon run-stop unit. But, Penny looks to be more volatile than his counterpart, along with Chris Carson, incumbent starter and his presence may test Minnesotas defensive by getting to the borders and causing them to chase. Whether it be Penny or Carson, any floor profits the Seahawks make as it would allow Wilson to become effective through the atmosphere, would be welcome news.
Lets not ignore the fact that Seattle has also been a hot mess during much of the season. Yet, things might be changing for the better as evidenced by their past two performances where they held Jimmy Garoppolo to 248 yards with one TD pass and one pick, then followed that up a week by restricting Carson Wentz into 256 yards, 1 touchdown pass, along with 2 interceptions.
Russell Wilson is still a checkmark on the side of the Seahawks over Minnesotas Kirk Cousins although these clubs are rather similar in several ways. Purchase the Seahawks on Monday in your NFL picks night at Heritage!
Final Score: Seahawks 31 -- Vikings 21
Free NFL Pick: Seahawks to pay -2 1/2 (-115) at Heritage