Seattle Seahawks (Away)
There are a number of matchups on Minnesota’s 2020 schedule that some people could view as being tougher than their Week 5 game against the Seahawks. But the Vikings getting a primetime win in Seattle for the first time ever would appear to be enough to qualify this matchup as their hardest of the year.
Minnesota has traveled to face the Seahawks for primetime games three times in the past. All three contests resulted in a loss for the Vikings, including one last season.
Since Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014, Minnesota also just hasn’t been very good during primetime road games.
The Vikings have played in 12 primetime matchups outside of their home stadium with Zimmer as their head coach and they’ve only come away with four wins. Since Kirk Cousins became their starting quarterback in 2018, Minnesota has just one victory in their last five primetime games on the road.
Combine all of this with the fact that the Vikings’ last road win in Seattle came back in 2006 and it shouldn’t be very difficult to understand why Minnesota’s Week 5 matchup will likely be their toughest of the 2020 season.