Way too much time has passed since the Vikings last beat the Seahawks

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On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will attempt to get their first win over the Seattle Seahawks since the 2009 season.

Outside of the NFC North, one could say the Seattle Seahawks are among the biggest enemies of the Minnesota Vikings during the last decade.

Despite the two teams playing in separate divisions, it feels like the Vikings and Seahawks go up against each other just about every year. In fact, Sunday will be the fourth year in a row that Minnesota has taken on Seattle during the regular season.

However, this weekend’s matchup will be different in the fact that it will be the first contest between the two teams to take place on Minnesota’s home field since the 2015 playoffs (we don’t need to talk about that game).

Minnesota Vikings have lost their last seven meetings with the Seattle Seahawks

Will playing inside U.S. Bank Stadium make a difference for the Vikings when they take on the Seahawks on Sunday? It certainly should and Minnesota being an 0-2 team that is desperate for a win will also be a big factor in this weekend’s contest against Seattle.

The Vikings absolutely need to get a win on Sunday to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start to their season. The problem is that it will have to come against a franchise in the Seahawks that Minnesota hasn’t defeated in the regular season since 2009.

There have been seven matchups between Seattle and the Vikings since 2012, including one playoff game, and Minnesota has failed to come away with a victory in all of them. The last time the Vikings got a win over the Seahawks, Justin Jefferson was 10-years-old.

To be fair, five of the last seven games between Minnesota and Seattle have taken place in the Seahawks’ home stadium. Both of the Vikings’ last two home matchups against the Seahawks actually took place during the same season (2015).

Seattle is only favored by one point this weekend according to WynnBET and they’re coming off a tough loss on their home field last week to the Tennessee Titans. Sunday’s matchup in the Twin Cities will likely be a close one that is decided by whichever team makes the fewest mistakes.

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Let’s just hope this weekend’s game doesn’t come down to a field goal for the Vikings. Potentially dealing with that sort of heartbreak two weeks in a row just wouldn’t be good for the overall health and mental state of the Minnesota fan base.