5) What should be the most intriguing matchup (players or units) during Week 14?
Seattle wants to run the ball against any team they play. But the Vikings are really good at stopping the run. As great as Russell Wilson is, making any quarterback one dimensional is a good way to beat them. My fear is that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer comes out with a very conservative game plan and the Vikings force early three-and-outs. Seattle needs to mix the plays up early to have success.
When the Vikings have the ball, I worry about Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Seattle’s secondary is so young that they can get lost in coverage sometimes. The raw talent is there for the Seahawks, but they also start a rookie corner and two second-year guys – one at corner and one at strong safety. Kirk Cousins could easily take advantage of this.
BONUS: What is your prediction for an outcome and final score?
Pete Carroll hardly ever loses in primetime but I think Minnesota’s strengths go against Seattle’s weaknesses. I see Minnesota winning 28-20.
Huge thanks go out to Lee Vowell of 12th Man Rising for taking the time to answer these questions for us and give some Seattle perspective to the upcoming game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seahawks. Also, you can check out my answers to their questions RIGHT HERE!