Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks 12/02/2019 Picks, Game Analysis and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks 12/02/2019 – The Minnesota Vikings (8-3) are diving against the Seattle Seahawks (9-2) in an avian battle for NFL supremacy. Sportsbook review sites are abuzz with predictions as two of the NFL’s leaders duke it out.
Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks 12/02/2019
The Vikings successfully trampled the Denver Broncos during their previous matchup. They got away with a 27-23 endgame score. QB Kirk Cousins inched his way closer to the MVP radar, dishing out a stellar performance with 29/35 and 319 air yards. He tossed in 3 big TDs. Dalvin Cook wasn’t about to be left behind. Aside from his 11 carries at 26 yards, he managed to rush in for a TD. Stefon Diggs was the reception superstar, having received the ball 5 times for another 121 yards.
The Minnesota Vikings rushed only 18 times out of 58 plays. Their throwing prowess was what made them a powerhouse team. While most of the teams nowadays depend so much on the rush tactic to increase yardage and chalk in TDs, the Vikings mastered the art of the throw. This set them apart from the rest and confounded the teams that they faced. The Vikings tempered their throw-dominant offense with very tight defense.
The Vikings held down the opponent to only 45% throw completion rate. While they conceded 33 rush attempts, they were still able to outscore their opponent in the end. The Vikings are definitely a team to beat as they enter the golden circle of the NFL leaders.
Players to watch:
K. Cousins QB (11 GP 226 CMP 320 ATT 70.6 CMP% 2756 YDS 8.6 AVG 255.1 YDS/G 66 LNG 21 TD 3 INT 22 SACK 158 SYL 64.3 QBR 114.8 RTG), D. Cook RB (11 GP 214 ATT 1017 YDS 4.8 AVG 75 LNG 7 BIG 11 TDS 92.5 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 54 FD 11 GP 45 REC 54 TGTS 455 YDS 10.1 AVG 0 TD 31 LNG 7 BIG 41.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 533 YAC 22 FD), A. Mattison RB (11 GP 82 ATT 394 YDS 4.8 AVG 35 LNG 4 BIG 1 TDS 35.8 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 16 FD), S. Diggs WR (11 GP 46 REC 65 TGTS 880 YDS 19.1 AVG 5 TD 66 LNG 16 BIG 80 YDS/G 4 FUM 3 LST 275 YAC 30 FD).
The Seahawks proved to be the better bird of prey when they owned the Philadelphia Eagles with a 17-9 score. QB Russell Wilson was going for 13/25 with 200 passing yards. He tossed in a TD and a pick. Rashaad Penny not only ran through 14 carries, he even scored a rushing TD. The RB extended the team’s yardage gain by 129 yards. Tyler Lockett received the ball only twice- it’s obvious that the Seahawks weren’t a throw-centric team.
The Seahawks didn’t put much on defense, allowing their opponents to score as high as 73% throw the completion rate. They also shrugged off 23 rush attempts. However, they made up for their lack of defense with a very strong offense. The Seahawks rushed 26 times out of 57 plays, garnering a total fo 348 yards. In stark contrast, they allowed their opponent 344 yards.
The very close tale of the yards indicates a closely-fought ballgame. The Seahawks outlasted their opponents in a battle of wits and brawn.
Players to watch:
R. Wilson QB (11 GP 237 CMP 352 ATT 67.3 CMP% 2937 YDS 8.3 AVG 291.6 YDS/G 54 LNG 24 TD 3 INT 33 SACK 204 SYL 73.3 QBR 112.1 RTG), C. Carson RB (11 GP 208 ATT 879 YDS 4.2 AVG 59 LNG 6 BIG 4 TDS 79.9 YDS/G 6 FUM 3 LST 51 FD), R. Penny RB (8 GP 50 ATT 296 YDS 5.9 AVG 58 LNG 4 BIG 2 TDS 37 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 9 FD), T. Lockett WR (11 GP 63 REC 78 TGTS 831 YDS 13.2 AVG 6 TD 44 LNG 13 BIG 75.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 233 YAC 42 FD).
Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Seahawks are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Picks
Sportsbook online review sites have predicted a 24.9-26.7 game in favor of Seattle. However, Minnesota will cover the spread, with a total going over.