The Minnesota Vikings head into Seattle on Monday night to play one of the league’s hottest teams. What can the Vikings do to win on the road in Week 13?
It’s a Monday Night Football matchup between two NFC teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs. The Minnesota Vikings look to travel to Seattle and win one on the road to tighten up the race in the NFC North. But that’s easier said than done. The Vikings have quite the history with the Seahawks and, lately, it hasn’t been pretty for the Purple People Eaters.
The last time Minnesota traveled to Seattle they lost, 21-7, and it was around this time of year as well. The Seahawks have been playing at a high level in 2019 and you better believe they’ve had this game circled on the calendar. The Vikings are going to need quite the gameplan to get one over on the Seahawks in Week 13.
Minnesota is coming off of a comeback win against the Denver Broncos, erasing a 20-point deficit in the matter of two quarters prior to their Week 12 bye. Although that game wasn’t pretty in the beginning, the Vikings found a way to rally back and steal the win. The team that they will be facing on Monday, though, is quite different than the Broncos.
The Seattle Seahawks are riding a four-game winning streak heading into Monday night, boasting wins over the Falcons, Buccaneers, 49ers and Eagles. Everyone knows that CenturyLink Field is a hard place to win, much less against a streaking Seahawks team. So how exactly can Minnesota pull off this one? Monday Night Football, far away from home, against one of the best teams in the NFC?
It’s a somewhat stacked deck but the visiting Vikings can make it happen. Here are Minnesota’s five keys to victory over the Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Week 13.