5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks – Week 5

(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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Wilson and Cousins will duel on Sunday Night Football

If there’s one thing that can be said about this game, there will be points. The Vikings and the Seahawks have been able to light up the scoreboard during the first quarter of the season and there’s no reason that won’t continue on Sunday night.

The Seahawks come into Sunday’s game ranking second in the NFL with 35.5 points per game. A big reason why Seattle’s offense is putting up tons of points is due to the play of Russell Wilson as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll finally has let his quarterback “cook” his way to a monster season.

Wilson is third in the NFL with 1,212 passing yards and has let it fly for 16 touchdowns in the first four games. With Seattle receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett streaking down the field, there’s a good chance that Wilson will have another 300-yard game on Sunday.

While there’s plenty of confidence on what Wilson can do on Sunday night, the feeling is different for the Vikings. Kirk Cousins has struggled under the lights during his career and in a normal setting, it wouldn’t be surprising for him to have a “Bad Kirk” game.

But Minnesota seems to be on the rise offensively thanks to the emergence of their passing game. Justin Jefferson has become a key target to replace Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen has benefitted from looser coverage in the past couple of weeks.

With the Vikings scoring at least 30 points in three of their four games, they should be able to keep up with the Seahawks even with Cousins’ rough reputation in primetime.