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

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Vikings have their version of momentum

An 0-3 record is a tangible reason to fold your hand and draw a fresh batch of cards. Minnesota woke up on the Monday morning after Week 3 as beholders of an 0-3 record. A hallucinatory segment of the team’s fan base sought to end the season, trade all assets, and tank for a new quarterback. That would be the salvation, allegedly.

Instead, the Vikings pounded the pavement, traveled to Houston, and knocked off Deshaun Watson in his building. Minnesota’s offense was competent, and at times, borderline high-octane. Wideout Justin Jefferson has hit is stride quickly and running back Dalvin Cook is churning up the rushing yards this season.

Suddenly, 1-3 does not seem as grim as 0-3. Once over the hump of facing the Seahawks and then the Packers in a few weeks, the Vikings’ schedule begins to get more user-friendly.

Getting on the board in the win column against the Texans should give Minnesota a nugget of momentum in their matchup with Seattle.