Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings Odds NFC Wild Card Analysis

  • by Andrew Scofield
  • January 8th, 2016
  • Category:

NFL-playoffs-2016--Seattle-Seahawks-vs.-Minnesota-Vikings,-NFC-wild-card-predictionsThe Seahawks, much like the Packers, had higher hopes for their post-season position; after all in many of the best sports books online had penciled them as serious Super Bowl Contenders. Now, if they are forced to prove their worth, and their first challenge will be the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis. The Seahawks, currently the -6 favorites on almost all US friendly sportsbooks for payouts, have to go to Viking country and convince the whole world and themselves that they are as good as everybody thought of them. It will not be easy, as the Vikings will definitely provide them with a very tough challenge.

For the Vikings this game is a strange one, while their great win versus the Packers in the final game of the season assured them home field advantage in the Wild Card game, it also assured them to face a very tough Seattle team. The Seahawks appear to have finally snapped back to their rhythm and experienced a great late season. So much so that in their most recent encounter saw the Seahawks beat the Vikings by 31 points… while playing in Minnesota. The best sports books online are considering that the Seahawks are the strong favorites and considering how both teams fare against each other this could be a high scoring game, as Seattle knows just how to pick apart the Vikings defense and stop their offense.

For Seattle the key for their recent charge, comes because Russell Wilson is on fire. 24 TD passes and just one INT in the last seven games. That’s the cold blooded, precise performances that can carry this team further and make them a real threat for the playoffs. And, what is also very important is that the defense, while it hasn’t been stellar like in past seasons, it is still very efficient and still has been among the Seahawks strengths. This combination and the fact that they appear to keep getting better and better with every passing game are why they are considered as favorites by the best sports books online.

This game will be a battle, a real test of strengths. The Vikings are a tough challenge for this Seattle team but not an impossible one. The line is a bit generous to be frank. This game could be much closer than expected at first, but the Seahawks will end up putting on another stellar performance. But the Seahawks will prevail, they are that good and the Vikings don’t seem to have the weapons to stop Russell Wilson. This game will end up with Seattle moving on with a final score on 34-17.