Vikings vs Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Preseason Week 2

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 16, 2017

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The Seattle Seahawks will host the Minnesota Vikings on Friday Night at Century Link Field at 10:00 PM ET. Let’s take a closer look at the matchup and at Sports Interaction’s NFL preseason point spreads.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks

Point spread: Seahawks -3

Over/under: 40.5

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 10 p.m. ET

Location: Century Link Field, Seattle

Position Battles Headline Vikings-Seahawks Matchup

The Vikings and Seahawks are two mostly veteran teams that know what their rosters are going to look like come the regular season. However, they do have some positional battles to keep an eye in this showdown. Most notably, the offensive lines.

The Seahawks and Vikings both finished Top 10 in sacks allowed last year as the Vikings gave up 38 while the Seahawks allowed 42. The Vikings have retooled their offensive line but it’s already taken some hits as two of their left tackles have been banged up.

The Seahawks also have a battle going on at running back between Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy, so both will get looks.

Point Spread Analysis

Pete Carroll has one of the best preseason records but it’s interesting to note that his teams haven’t performed well in Week 2 of the exhibition. He’s 6-2 in Week 1, 5-2 in Week 3, 5-2 in Week 4, but are just 3-4 in Week 2. As for Mike Zimmer, his Vikings are 13-1 in preseason games, so obviously they take these games a little more seriously than most.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings grinded out a 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 of the preseason. It wasn’t a very pretty game as both offenses struggled. The Vikings totaled just 266 yards of offense. We know that their offense labored last season and it appears as we’ll see more of the same in 2017. One bright spot for the Vikings last week was rookie running back Dalvin Cook, who collected 43 yards on nine touches.

The Vikings defense performed well, though, compiling three sacks and holding the Bills to 4-of-15 on third down conversions. That’s a good sign as this unit was one of the best in football last year.

Seattle Seahawks

Don’t tell the Seahawks that the preseason doesn’t matter. They absolutely flattened the Los Angeles Chargers last week with a 48-17 victory. Their 48 points scored was the most of any team in the first week of action. Russell Wilson led the team out on their opening drive but the Seahawks quarterbacks as a unit performed very well. They finished 22-of-28 for 338 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Clearly, the Seahawks have depth at the position. They also have depth at running back where Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy are battling for the starting job.

Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction

Vikings 14-10

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