Vikings won’t have to face a top Seahawks defender in Week 5
By Adam Patrick
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams will not play in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Even though they have only played four games this season, the Minnesota Vikings are already heading into a matchup that could potentially determine their playoff fate.
At 1-3, the Vikings don’t have much wiggle room if they want to earn a spot in the postseason this year. Unfortunately for Minnesota, their schedule isn’t going to do them any favors in the near future as two of their next three opponents have yet to lose a game this season.
One of those teams is the Seattle Seahawks, who the Vikings will be taking on next in a Sunday night showdown.
Minnesota Vikings won’t have to deal with a top Seattle Seahawks defender
Getting a win over the Seahawks is not going to be an easy task for Minnesota in Week 5. Especially since the Vikings haven’t won a game in Seattle since 2006.
Minnesota got some good news on Wednesday though as the Seahawks announced that safety Jamal Adams will not be participating in the matchup due to a groin injury.
Adams is in his first year with Seattle after he was acquired from the New York Jets in exchange for two first-round draft picks as part of a trade that went down shortly before the start of the regular season.
Before joining the Seahawks, Adams spent his first three years in the NFL with the Jets. During his time in New York, the talented safety earned two trips to the Pro Bowl and one First-Team All-Pro selection.
Seattle’s defense has given up the most passing yards in the league this season and not having Adams isn’t going to make things easier on Sunday against the Vikings. Minnesota is heading into this Week 5 matchup with a very dangerous receiving duo in Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.
Without Adams on the field this weekend, the Vikings should look to use their two talented receivers to exploit the hole in the Seahawks secondary. If Minnesota is able to do this, It could potentially wind up being what leads them to pulling off the upset.