Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings : Check out which side the national media is predicting to win Monday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings at Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks ,CenturyLink Field. but the hardest part of Minnesota’s season is almost over. If the Vikings can steal a game in Seattle, where they’re underdogs, they’re back in the playoff hunt. The Vikings will need to pound the ball with Dalvin Cook and have defensive discipline against Russell Wilson, who is having a career season.
The 2018 NFL will be broadcasting the Monday Night Football performances live on WatchEPSN is a 24/7 live digital network available on WatchESPN. WatchESPN is the app and website that allows you to watch the ESPN networks – live, anytime, and anywhere.
The Monday Night Football will be available on the following devices and platforms: WatchESPN.com, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox, Windows 8, and Roku. You must receive TV video service from At&T, U-Verse, Charter, Optimum, Bright House, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Timer Warner Cable, Verizon, Midcontinent, or DirectTV. To see if your provider has access to WatchESPN, visit WatchESPN.com/about. You will most likely need your account number to access.
Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Live Stream: How to Watch Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks 2018 NFL Online Free HD TV Coverage
The Minnesota Vikings still hold on to that sixth seed after the games that took place on Sunday (thankfully), but did fall two games back in the division after Chicago’s win against the Rams. Now the Vikings need to thank the football gods by putting a whooping on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night and secure a win.
A win in Seattle isn’t going to come easy and hopefully the Vikings make it a good matchup, especially for primetime. I broke down a few things to game for this week:Vikings rush defense vs. Seahawks run game
Seattle’s run game has been the most efficient in the league going into week 14, according to Pro Football Reference in terms of rushing yards and attempts. The Seahawks have quite the committee in the backfield with Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis.
Carson is no doubt the lead workhorse with 157 carries for 704 yards and four touchdowns. Davis and Penny have a combined 163 totes for 765 yards and five touchdowns. Seattle has only rushed for less than 150 yards in only four games this season.
With that being said, the Vikings’ rush defense should be pretty busy Monday night. The defense has averaged 99 yards a game this season and ranks 7th in league for rushing yards allowed. However, over the last three games the average has been 130 rush yards a game.Sheldon Richardson’s return to Seattle
The last time Richardson faced Seattle in a regular season game was back in 2016 when he was with the New York Jets, he only recorded two tackles. He did spend last year as a Seahawk before making his way over to Minnesota.
Last season in 15 games he recorded 44 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one sack and an interception. While with the Vikings, he’s racked up 41 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. He’s managed to hit the quarterback 14 times this season compared to only seven last year.
Richardson isn’t on pace for a career-high season, but he’s on pace to have a better season than last year. He’s been a significant piece for Minnesota’s defensive front. Two weeks ago he had his best game of the season finishing the day with seven total tackles and two sacks against the Green Bay Packers. He finished last week with only three tackles against the New England Patriots.
A well-balanced Vikings offenseThere’s been a lot of heat thrown onto John DeFilippo about running the ball. He’s said he knows he should have ran the ball more last week. The pressure for a more balanced performance from the offense is high and I think Monday night will be the night fans will finally see a night where Dalvin Cook carries the ball more than 15 times.
Cook’s only been in one game where he’s carried the ball more than 15 times and that happened in week one when he carried the ball 16 times against the San Francisco 49ers. Other than that he’s only carried the ball 29 times over the past three weeks.
Here’s a weird nugget I dug up that stood out. Whenever the Vikings lost (and tied considering the Packer game), Cousins had thrown the ball more than 40 times. The Vikings won whenever Cousins threw the ball 40 times or less. Regardless of the outcome, I’ll be looking at that stat.
Two NFC squads in the middle of the NFL playoff picture face off on “Monday Night Football” as the Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff from CenturyLink Field is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. The Seahawks easily beat the division-rival 49ers last week, while Minnesota lost by two touchdowns at New England. Seattle is a three-point home favorite, and the over-under is 45.5 in the latest Seahawks vs. Vikings odds. Before you make any Seahawks vs. Vikings picks and predictions for “Monday Night Football,” check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickgame.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 14 on a blistering 14-3 run. For the season, it is now 28-12 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 76-46. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model finished Week 13 at 129-61 on the season, ranking in the top two on NFLPickgame.com.
Now the model has dialed in on Vikings vs. Seahawks. We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it has also generated a strong point-spread pick that’s hitting well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see it over at SportsLine.
The model has factored in that the Seahawks’ offense has been red-hot over the past four games, averaging 33 points. Quarterback Russell Wilson continues to put up impressive numbers, including 29 touchdown passes against only five interceptions.
Leading rusher Chris Carson is expected to play Monday after suffering a dislocated finger against the 49ers. He has racked up 704 rushing yards and four scores this season, while backup Rashaad Penny has been very effective when he’s on the field, netting 5.1 yards per carry.
But just because the Seahawks can run the ball doesn’t mean they’ll cover the “Monday Night Football” spread.
The Vikings’ offense runs through the imposing wideout combo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Entering Week 14, Thielen was No. 2 in the NFL with 1,166 yards, trailing only Julio Jones. Lining up in the slot, out wide or in motion, Thielen is capable of spreading the field vertically or gashing secondaries with quick outs to keep the chains moving. Diggs has racked up 84 receptions for six touchdowns and has been most proficient as a possession receiver.
Five times this season, Minnesota has held opponents to 17 points or fewer. Led by defensive end Danielle Hunter’s team-high 11.5 sacks, the Vikings’ front seven forces tremendous pressure on opposing offensive lines and doesn’t rely on the blitz much because of the strength of the secondary.
Who wins Vikings vs. Seahawks? And which side of the spread cashes well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over on “Monday Night Football,” all from the incredible computer model that has returned nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors.