Monday Night Football will feature two NFC powerhouses as the 9-2 Seattle Seahawks host the 8-3 Minnesota Vikings.
Seattle has quietly put together a terrific season, only losing to the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens – two playoff-bound teams. Granted, both of those losses came at home, which does not bode well for tonight’s game. But quarterback Russell Wilson has been playing MVP-caliber football, and always shows up in primetime.
Minnesota has defied all expectations since their unimpressive 2-2 start. They’re currently on a 6-1 run that includes wins over the entire NFC East and a narrow loss to Kansas City at Arrowhead. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is quietly having the best year of his career. He’s averaging career highs in completion percentage, touchdown percentage, interception percentage and leads the league in passer rating.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Minnesota has a slight edge this game. The computer model gives the Vikings a 52.4-percent chance to win tonight’s game.
Both teams are in a dog race for their respective divisions, so tonight’s game will have major playoff implications. Tonight’s winner might not be decided until the last drive.
The game will be played at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.