Who is the toughest opponent on the Vikings’ 2019 schedule?

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3. Seattle Seahawks

2018 Record: 10-6

This game will be taking place in Seattle next season and it seems like the Vikings make a trip to the Emerald City to take on the Seahawks almost every year. Including the preseason, Minnesota has actually faced Seattle six times since 2015 and three of these have been road matchups for the Vikings.

This game taking place outside of Minnesota is going to make it that much harder for the Vikings to get a win. The last time Minnesota went into Seattle and came out with a victory over the Seahawks was back in 2006. Home or away, the Vikings haven’t defeated Seattle in a meaningful game since 2009.

So Minnesota already has history going against them before they even step onto the field for this contest next season. And with Russell Wilson still under center for the Seahawks, they will definitely be a tough matchup for the Vikings in 2019.

Wilson is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro that saw him throw for 3,448 yards and 35 touchdowns. Minnesota has done a good job at containing the Seattle quarterback in their last two meetings, but he’s a guy that is capable of going off during any given week.

Defense has always been a strength of Seattle’s under head coach Pete Carroll and there is no reason to think that it won’t continue to be next season. There may be no more Legion of Boom, but the Seahawks still have plenty of talent on the defensive side of the ball including Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright, and Shaquill Griffin.

As long as they continue to be led by Carroll and Wilson, Seattle is always going to be a tough matchup for the Vikings.