Friday Round-Up: Previewing Week 11 vs Minnesota Vikings

Posted Nov 15, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, November 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Terry Blount and Ben Goessling of break down Sunday's matchup between the Seahawks and Vikings, each predicting a double-digit Seahawks victory. Blount also notes wide receiver Percy Harvin was a full participant in Thursday's practice and compares and contrasts Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson - two of the League's top running backs that will be on display this weekend at CenturyLink Field.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times answers five burning questions surrounding Sunday's game against Minnesota. Condotta also reviews the performance of the Seahawks 2013 draft class thus far.

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen has a look back at Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's 182-yard performance against the Seahawks from a season ago.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says special teams could play a big role in Sunday's game, as the Vikings feature two return men - punt returner Marcus Sherels and kick returner Cordarelle Patterson - who rank among some of the best in the League.

Doug Farrar and Chris Burke of preview all of Week 11's matchups, noting the Vikings could be in for a long day in Seattle.

Art Thiel of eyes Sunday's matchup with the Vikings, noting this is the healthiest the Seahawks have been since training camp.

John McMullen of Sporting News previews Sunday's showdown against Minnesota, predicting a 31-17 Seahawks victory.

Brady Henderson of highlights Bruce Irvin's transition from defensive end to linebacker, recapping a Thursday conversation between Irvin and "Bob and Groz."

Danny O'Neil of has his notebook from Thursday's practice session, signaling cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (hamstring), and cornerback Jeremy Lane (thigh) were the only three Seahawks who did not participate in full.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his report from Thursday with quotes from free safety Earl Thomas, who says a "gang tackle" is the best way to stop Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Adam Schein of lists nine leading candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Free safety Earl Thomas sits at No. 2 behind Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, while cornerback Richard Sherman comes in at No. 4.

Brent Sobleski of USA Today says running back Marshawn Lynch is worthy of MVP consideration.

John Breech of has quarterback Russell Wilson at No. 7 on his MVP Watch through Week 10.

Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin earn an honorable mention for the League's top linebacking duo, but one could argue K.J. Wright has been the most productive of the three this season.

Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Vikings is ranked as the third most-popular game of the week according to Ticketmaster's "Buzz Index," which ranks the popularity of each game based on site traffic, ticket demand, sales volume, and ticket revenue.

Voting for NFL Ground Player of Week 10 ends today at 12 p.m. PT, where running back Marshawn Lynch's 145-yard, 1 TD effort against the Atlanta Falcons is up for the honor.

Here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth throws it back for a look at head coach Pete Carroll's five-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings. dissects the running styles of Marshawn Lynch and the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, and recaps a Thursday in Hawkville that featured a high-spirited interview with cornerback Richard Sherman.

And it's not like you need any help discerning this, but we put together a quick infographic detailing why you should send running back Marshawn Lynch to the Pro Bowl. While you're at it, feel free to vote for the rest of the Seahawks on the ballot, too.