The undefeated Seattle Seahawks are overcoming their poor defense with an incredible offense that’s being led by Russell Wilson. To some extent, the Vikings are like the Seahawks, a team with great offensive pieces and a terrible defense. But can the Vikings put one solid game to become the first team to beat the Seahawks? Or will the Seahawks march into their bye unscathed?
Betting Preview for the Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks Regular Season Week 5 Game on October 11, 2020
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: Sunday, October 11, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (+7)
Regular Season Record: 1-3
Rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson continues to look like a future star, as he put up another fantastic performance in last week’s 31-23 road win by the Vikings against the Houston Texans. Jefferson caught four of five catches and turned those into 103 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Adam Thielen led the team with 114 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. It seems that the Vikings have found a legitimate 1-2 punch downfield, and it’s just up to quarterback Kirk Cousins on how to use it. Against the Seahawks’ cotton-soft pass defense, Cousins can have a huge night together with Thielen and Jefferson. The Seahawks are last in the league in pass defense with 401.0 total yards allowed per game. Even Ryan Fitzpatrick had 315 passing yards against that defense in Week 4. But the Seahawks can’t just put all their focus on the Vikings’ aerial game, as running back Dalvin Cook is a problem on his own. Cook rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries against the Texans.
The Vikings are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (-7)
Regular Season Record: 4-0
Russel Wilson loves to torch the Vikings. In fact, Wilson is undefeated in six games in his career against Minnesota. In those games, he’s had 11 touchdown passes against just three interceptions and a quarterback rating of 104.6. Given the problems the Vikings are having on their pass defense, it’s fair to expect that Wilson is going to roast Minnesota again. The Vikings are 29th in the NFL with 291.8 passing yards allowed per contest. Last week, Wilson went 24-of-34 for 360 passing yards and two touchdowns against an interception in a 31-23 road win over the Miami Dolphins. On the season, Wilson is fourth in the NFL with 1,285 passing yards and tops with 16 touchdowns. All that against just two interceptions. Although much-maligned, the Seahawks’ own pass defense showed some life last week, when it intercepted Fitzpatrick twice — and Seattle did that without cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar and Jamal Adams, who were sidelined with injuries.
The Seahawks are 4-2 against the spread in their last six home games.
The Seahawks win, 35-24.
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