There’s a battle brewing out West.
The Seattle Seahawks (9-2) are hosting the Minnesota Vikings (8-3) for Monday Night Football and the importance of this game cannot be overstated.
With a victory over the Vikings in primetime, the Seahawks could take over the NFC West, as well as the No. 2 seed in NFC playoff positioning with less than a month of the season left.
If they fall to Minnesota, Seattle would remain second in the West and fall to No. 6—the last seed in the NFC. The stakes could not be higher.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
This is the second-straight year the Seahawks and Vikings are battling it out in prime-time. Last year’s meeting was won by Seattle 21-17, when a Wild Card berth was at stake.
The Seahawks are 25-10 all-time on Monday night and their .714 winning percentage on Mondays ranks first all-time in NFL history.
Seattle is 18-2 at home in primetime games since 2010.
With a win on Monday, the Seahawks would start the season 10-2 or better for the fourth time in franchise history.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Pete Carroll on hosting the Vikings:
“It’s been a very good week and very pointed. We feel like we’ve played these guys over the years enough where we have a good feel for them and understand what they’re trying to do. Because of that, we have great respect for their play. This is a really good team. There’s nothing that they don’t do well. They’re tough and physical and really well schooled in all their stuff. We got to play a really good ball game. It’s going to be a great matchup. I hope we’re up for it and play like we’re capable. We’ll see what happens at the end.”
Time: Monday, December 2 at 5:15 p.m.
Where: CenturyLink Field | Seattle, WA