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

(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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For the moment, Seattle’s defense is not that great

Whether you’re drafting a fantasy team late in the summer or talking football with your comrades, there’s a tendency to consider the Seahawks defense as a fear-inducing group. For several years, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” created anxiety for opposing offensive coordinators. But not anymore — the “Legion of Doom” is dead.

In 2018, the Seahawks defense ranked 16th in the NFL in yards allowed — middle of the road. Last year, Pete Carroll’s defense was 26th in yards allowed. For 2020, they’re dead last. Nobody in the league is currently surrendering more yards each week than Seattle.

The Seahawks defense is flat-out not good. The Vikings should be able to advance the ball and score some points on Sunday. If they do not, well, then Seattle picked a random game to play well or Minnesota’s offense has returned to ineptitude.

Oh, and the best player on the Seahawks defense, Jamal Adams, will miss the contest due to injury. The Vikings will score points this week, we will just have to wait and see if it’s enough to hang tough in a shootout