4 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Seahawks in Week 5

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What are some reasons to believe that the Minnesota Vikings will knock off the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5?

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The Seattle Seahawks have benefitted tremendously from stellar quarterback play through the first four weeks in 2020 and they will look to put that firepower on display versus the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.

Seahawks signal-caller Russell Wilson — who has never received a single MVP vote — is ripping the NFC West to shreds. His statistics are brazenly good while his pass-catchers are turning into household names as a result (see DK Metcalf).

Conversely, the Vikings are marinating at 1-3, a record unbecoming of head coach Mike Zimmer’s normative output. Minnesota botched the start of their 2020 season, especially during the first two weeks. The Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts made the Vikings look silly in successive weeks.

In their third and fourth games though, Minnesota has played much more respectably. The purple and gold came within a point of knocking off the now-embattled Tennessee Titans. Then after that, the Vikings downed the Houston Texans on the road in a game that served as the swan song for Houston’s head coach, Bill O’Brien as he was fired shortly after his team lost to the Vikings.

For Week 5, Minnesota is heading to a house of horrors in Seattle. The Vikings have not won a game in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. What’s more, Minnesota never conquered Wilson.

However, the Vikings do have the talent to pull off the upset this weekend. So if Minnesota does finally upend the Seahawks on Sunday, let’s go over why it could happen.