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Vikings may struggle with multiple attack

Making the Seahwaks one dimensional will be crucial for the Vikings success. The seahawks feature the second leading rusher, (behind AP) Marshawn Lynch. Not only will Lynch be bowling his way down field, but the Seahawks also have former Vikings receiver, Sidney Rice along with Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate. Those names didn’t mean much until Russell Wilson became their quarterback. The Vikings will either need to stop Lynch from doing what he has all year, which is break tackles for large runs, or stop Wilson’s passing attack. Wilson has had an impressive season thus far and is going to need to be pressured by the D-line. Wilson is also a mobile quarterback. We all remember what RG3 did to the Vikings defense with his legs and I’m sure it will not be over looked by the Vikings this week. As long as the Vikings can keep one part of the Seahawks game under control they will be able to take more chances. This game has huge implications as far as playoff spots are concerned. With San Francisco leading the NFC West and the Chicago Bears on top the NFC North games like these will determine who gets those wild card spots.

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  • Jake

    I’m not sure you really know what you’re talking about. Wilson is averaging only 183 passing yards per game and has thrown only 10 TD’s. Rice has about 30 catches for around 350 yards, Tate has 20 for 250 yards and Baldwin has 11 for 150 yards. Which exactly of these four is having an impressive season? I’m not saying Ponder is an all-star but at least he is generating offense, moving the ball and putting up more than 200 yards per game. This assessment that the Seahawks are a multi-threat team is not well founded. If they can shut down Lynch and force the Hawks to beat them through the air this should be a win for the Vikings because the Hawks don’t have much of an aerial attack. The point you’re missing entirely is the Seahawks defense that is allowing the 3rd fewest points per game (16.8) and the 5th fewest yards per game (312). They’ve also put up 21 sacks, 2 less than Minnesota. You don’t even mention this. Your analysis is awful. Where is your research? You’re talking about how awesome the crappy Seahawks passing game is and you’re ignoring the very good Seahawks defense.

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  • mrwest2900

    sorry I didnt see your comment until now. First, let me say never did I say they were having an impressive season, if I did let me know where. My point was these recievers have been there for a couple years now and they havent had much success in the passing game until Wilson showed up. Prove me wrong there. I know im late with the response here, but look at the box score. 5 receivers on the Seahawks had multiple touches and 5 of them had 20 yards or more. Golden Tate finished with 2 touchdowns and Rice had one. STATS ARE NOT EVERYTHING. As i said “multiple attack” if I was going to talk about the Seahawks defense then I wouldve made posted about their defense and not offense. Also, Lynch had 124 yards with a TD. Not only that, but the Seahawks had 4 rushers with over 20 yards. I combine stats with what I see on gameday, then I make assessments. Looking at just numbers or just the game is tunnel vision. Hindsight is alwayss 20-20, but it played out just as I thought it would.