Minnesota Vikings: 3 Bold predictions vs. Seahawks, Week 13

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3. Cousins, Vikings offense will need to step up on the road

The Vikings have picked up steam offensively over the course of really the last seven weeks, which has resulted in Minnesota going 6-1 during that span with the lone loss coming in a last-second loss on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9.

Minnesota’s offense has shown the ability to air things out in the passing game behind  Kirk Cousins and that has been a really nice addition to go alongside the dominant start to the running attack led by Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out of the backfield.

Through 12 weeks, Cousins has even propelled himself into some MVP conversations among other standout players in the NFL.

Going into Week 13, the Vikings offense ranks eighth in the league in total yards per game with 378.5 on average per game. They also rank fourth in yards per play (6.1) and rank eighth in the league in points per game (26.3).

When it comes to Cousins specifically, the quarterback has tallied 2,756 yards through the air this season along with 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions. While converting on 226 of his 320 pass attempts to hold a completion percentage of 70.6 percent in 11 games, Cousins is averaging 8.6 yards per pass which is a career-best mark as a professional.

On Monday Night Football against the Seahawks, that play will need to continue to occur for Cousins and he and the rest of the Vikings offense will be put to the test to try and match the star power on the other side of the field in Seattle.