Both the Vikings and Seahawks are looking at making it into the playoffs, but one of them will get much closer on Monday.
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks are both on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race, but there’s still plenty of time for both teams to make a late-season push. They’ll meet at CenturyLink Field for Monday Night Football in Week 14, beginning at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN (live streaming via WatchESPN).
Minnesota, at 6-5-1, is in second place in the NFC North behind the Bears, while the Seahawks sit at 7-5, in second place in the NFC West behind the Rams, who have already clinched the division. Both teams are likely battling for wild card spots.
The Vikings are coming off a tough loss to the Patriots and have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Seattle is coming off a dominant win over the 49ers, who are perhaps the most injured team in pro football. Still, they’ve won their last three games and will be hard to stop on Monday.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action.
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
- TV: ESPN
- Odds: Seattle opened as 3-point favorites and the line hasn’t shifted much throughout the week.
- The biggest injury concern for the Vikings is Trae Waynes, who has already been ruled out for Monday’s game. Eric Kendricks is also listed as questionable.
- Meanwhile for the Seahawks, Rashaad Penny is listed as questionable on their final injury report of the week.
- The folks at Field Gulls previewed Monday’s game, and it’s well-worth a read.
- They also took a deep dive on Seattle’s run game, what makes it good, and the impact both D.J. Fluker and Chris Carson have on it.
- Then, of course, you can head over to Daily Norseman and check their preview of Monday’s game. Maybe compare them.
- They also took a brief look at the history between the two teams, had a Q&A with the folks at Field Gulls, and why they think the Vikings will beat the Seahawks.
In the SB Nation Week 14 NFL picks, six of the experts think the Seahawks will win, leaving just one picking the Vikings. The coin flip also landed on Minnesota, while the OddsShark computer is picking the Seahawks.