4 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks – Week 14

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Linval Joseph
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(Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Cousins bounces back

It has been a bit of a rough time for Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in his last three games. During this stretch, Cousins has averaged 268 passing yards per week while throwing for a total of six touchdowns and four interceptions.

But with Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer making it clear, once again, this week that he wants the offense to run the ball more, expect the quarterback to perform much better on Monday night against the Seahawks.

During games in which the offense has been more balanced for the Vikings this season, Cousins has been much more successful.

Minnesota is 5-0 this year in matchups where their quarterback throws the ball less than 40 times. So if the Vikings can keep Cousins’ pass attempts under 40 on Monday, expect him to find some success against Seattle.

The Seahawks’ defense giving up at least two touchdown passes in each of their last six games should also bode well for the Minnesota quarterback this week.

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With this being said, expect Monday night to be the eighth time this season that Cousins will end a matchup with at least two of his passes being caught in the end zone by Vikings receivers.