4 keys to victory for the Vikings at the Seahawks in Week 5

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Control the clock

The last thing that Mike Zimmer will want to see is his offense struggling to move the chains. Given the form Russell Wilson is in at the moment, arguably the best way to stop him is to keep the stud quarterback off the field for as long as they can.

Kirk Cousins needs to control the clock on the road if the Minnesota Vikings want to make the NFL world sit up and take notice with a positive result. Getting points on the board will be equally as important, but if the signal-caller can dictate proceedings at the line of scrimmage, produce accurate throws and make the most out of deep shots when the opportunity arises, it should do their aspirations the world of good.

The Seahawks are giving up some big yardage, which they are getting away with currently thanks to their dynamic offense that seems to be able to score at will. This game might evolve into a potential shootout with the clear deficiencies on defense for both teams and who gets the better of the time of possession battle might emerge victorious from the game.

Minnesota’s opposition is scoring on 60.5 percent of their drives in 2020, which is a stark contrast to the Vikings’ 37.8% success rate. If the same happens at the Seahawks, then it is going to come with their fourth loss.