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Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks Monday Night Football Preview

Monday, December 10 at 8:15 PM ET
 
CenturyLink Field
 
41°F
 
A shower in spots in the evening; otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy
 
Winds from the S 7 mph
 
Gusts: 10 mph
 
Coverage: ESPN
 
The Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, with both teams looking to stay alive in the NFC playoff race. 
 
The Vikings missed a chance to gain ground on the Bears in the NFC North as they lost 24-10 on the road against the Patriots last Sunday. Minnesota came into the game allowing the third-fewest rushing yards in the NFL (93.6 per game) but New England ran for 160 yards against them. The Seahawks lead the league with 148.8 rushing yards per game so the Vikings have to find a way to stop their run game or they will be in for a long night. 
 
Kirk Cousins kept the Vikings in the game early, he completed 32 of 44 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown but he had two late interceptions, Dalvin Cook ran for 84 yards on nine carries and Stefon Diggs caught five passes for 49 receiving yards. 
 
The Seahawks extended their winning streak to three games with a 43-16 home win against the 49ers last Sunday. Russell Wilson was very efficient, completing 11 of 17 passes for 185 yards and four touchdowns and he's thrown at least two touchdowns in eight straight games. Wilson has now thrown four or more touchdown passes eight times. Chris Carsonand Rashaad Penny ran for 69 and 65 yards respectively and Jaron Brown had three receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
 
 
 
NFL Trends:
 
The Minnesota Vikings are:
 
8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 150 rushing yards in their previous game
 
22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games after allowing more than 250 passing yards in their previous game
 
19-8 ATS in their last 27 games in December
 
37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 games on fieldturf
 
34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight up loss
 
The Seattle Seahawks are:
 
No key trends
 
The Vikings need stop the run and prevent Russell Wilson from passing for touchdowns and the good news for them is that they matchup well with them, as they have allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the NFL this season and they have the 5th best rushing yards per attempt average.
 
The Seahawks may have momentum and home field advantage but I like the Vikings to cover and I wouldn't be surprised if they come away with the win. 
 
NFL Pick: Vikings +3 (-110) at Jazz Sports
 
Check odds here: http://bit.ly/2RMxhhA

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