This Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings leave the Midwest for the Pacific Northwest as they take on the Seattle Seahawks. Gametime in CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA, is scheduled to begin at 4:05 PM ET, with regional television coverage to be provided by FOX.
The Vikings come into this game after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday night, 36-17. This game was all Bucs, as they held a 23-16 edge in first downs, a 416-369 edge in total yards, and forced 3 Vikings turnovers. Tampa Bay also held onto the ball for 15 more minutes than Minnesota. QB Christian Ponder threw 19-of-35, for 251 yards, and 1 touchdown, while RB Adrian Peterson ran for 123 yards and 1 touchdown on 15 carries. Check the Football betting Lines for Vikings vs. Seahawks Game.
The Seahawks are coming off of a close loss on the road to the Detroit Lions, 28-24. The Hawks suffered a 26-21 deficit in first downs, a 415-369 deficit in offensive yards, and committed 2 turnovers. Detroit held onto the ball for 9 more minutes than Seattle. The Seahawks were up 17-14 after three quarters, but gave up 2 fourth quarter touchdowns. QB Russell Wilson threw 25-of-35, for 236 yards, and 2 touchdowns. On the positive side, the Hawks have tallied more rushing yards than their opponent in 6 of their last 8 games.
The underdog is 8-2 ATS in Vikings games, and 9-1-1 ATS in Seahawks games. Minnesota is 3-4 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as an away underdog. Seattle is 5-3 ATS so far this year, 3-0 ATS at home, and 0-2 ATS as a favorite. This will be their first game of the season as a home favorite.
These two teams have met five times since 2001, with the Vikings leading the series 3-2. Their last meeting, in November 2009, resulted in a 35-9 Minnesota victory. In that one, the Vikings were 10 ½ point favorites. In an October 2006 matchup, the Vikings won 31-13, in a game in which the Hawks were favored by 6 ½ points. Start your NFL Bets on Vikings vs. Seahawks Game.
For this Sunday’s game, the Seahawks are listed as 5 point home favorites, according to SBG Global’s NFL football odds. The over/under is set at 38 ½ points.
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