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Picks And Predictions For Week 3 Matchup Against The Minnesota Vikings

Local and national media members make their picks for our Week 3 matchup against the Vikings.


The Seahawks (1-1) look to win their second game on the road against the Vikings (0-2). Kickoff for this Sunday's game is set for 1:25 p.m. PT at U.S Bank Stadium. FOX will carry the game live on TV, with 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 covering the game on radio.

Here's what national and local media members are predicting:

Seattle Times’ Bill Condotta is picking the Seahawks to grab the road win 31-27. "Seattle has had Minnesota's number, winning six in a row in the regular season dating to 2009 and another in the postseason. This is a tough matchup, with the Vikings back at home and a hot offense. Seattle will need to force a turnover or two and be spotless on special teams. But, here's a guess that the Seahawks' hex on the Vikings continues."

Bleacher Report NFL Staff picks the Seahawks to get another win on the road in Minneapolis 31-26. "Seattle's pass-heavy offense through two weeks should be able to score plenty of points on the Vikings' weak secondary, which ranks 31st in opposing yard per attempt (10.5) and dead-last in opposing completion percentage (77.8). If Seattle can score early and often, it should be able to win this game by more than a field goal."

The Athletic Seahawks writer Michael- Shawn Dugar also predicts the Seahawks win 32-29. "Seattle is the better team on paper and has the edge at the most important position. Wilson ends up making one or two more plays than Cousins and the Seahawks snag a second straight win on the road."

CBS Sports Pete Prisco is picking Minnesota to upset Seattle 37-30. "The Seahawks are coming off a tough loss to Tennessee at home, while the Vikings lost a tough one at Arizona. Both teams have defensive issues. That will lead to a shootout. That could be fun. First one to 35 wins. I will go with the Vikings."

Sporting News writer Bill Bender likes for the Vikings to win this in this matchup 28-26. "The Vikings have lost back-to-back heart-breakers because of field goals, and Kirk Cousins is 0-3 against the Seahawks since signing with Minnesota. Those last two games have been tight however, and Seattle could slip up in another close one on the road. The Vikings avoid a 0-3 start."

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