Two time NFC Champion Seattle starts their quest for a three-peat against Minnesota on Sunday, June 10th in their NFC Wild Card tilt. The game takes place at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kick-off is at 1:05 pm ET.
The Vikings will be hosting a playoff game for the first time in six years. Their good fortune stops there as they face the defending NFC champions.
A Closer Look At The Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings NFC Wild Card Spread
The NFL NFC Wild Card betting spread favors the Seahawks by two field-goals to beat the Vikings. If you are betting the money line straight up, the Seahawks pay 100 on 240 while the Vikings pay 200 on 100. The game total is a stingy 42.
What: NFC Wild Card Game
Who: Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at Minnesota Vikings (11-5)
When: Sunday, January 10, 2016,
Kickoff: 1:05 PM ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
Spread: Seahawks -6
Moneyline: Seattle -240 vs Minnesota +200
Game Total: 42
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Listen: Seattle vs Minnesota
Bet The Seattle Seahawks -5 Because…
Quarterback Russell Wilson has played better than anybody in the league since Week 11. Wilson has been close to unstoppable. He’s just been amazing. Starting in Week 11, Wilson has produced only 1 QB rating of less than 123.7. The QB rating was 88.4 in Week 16, a 17 to 23 Seattle loss to the rival St. Louis Rams. His TD to interception ratio since Week 11 is 24 to 1. Seattle should get Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch back for this game. If so, expect Wilson to be even better under center.
“These guys are confident that we can go wherever we got to go,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We got up on them because the defense was really keeping us in position to do that,” he continued. “The defense allowed us to kind of regain our stride and play some good football and it took off a little bit.”
Bet The Minnesota Vikings +5 Because…
Minnesota might have the perfect game plan on Sunday. The Vikings lost 7 to 38 at home to Seattle on Dec. 6. Since the loss, Minnesota’s defense hasn’t given up more than 23 points in a single game. They gave up 23 to Arizona a week later on Dec. 10. What it means is that the coaching staff at Minnesota has adjusted the defense so that they don’t give up so many points again. Expect the Vikings coaching staff to have a great defensive game plan to stop Wilson. On offense, the Vikings should have a much better game plan to attack Seattle’s defense.
“They beat us pretty badly last time we played them,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “It wasn’t close, they got after us in every phase, so we have to perform extremely well for us to play good in this game. “We can’t worry about the playoff experience until we do the things right in order for us to win.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This should be a field goal game. Seattle figures to win it because they have the experience. But Minnesota will be much better versus Seattle this time around than they were on Dec. 10. They can’t be any worse and there’s plenty of film for the coaching staff in Minneapolis to pore over. One other caveat is that the weather is expected to be cold on Sunday. The high is 1 degree. The low is -8. The Vikings are playing outdoors while they redo the Metrodome. Points could be hard to come by in this one.
My final score prediction is Seattle 13, Minnesota 10.