Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
It's a battle between two defensive teams with excellent running backs this Sunday, with a lot on the line for both.
Prior to the start of the season, very few thought the Minnesota Vikings or Seattle Seahawks would be on the better side of .500 at this point, but with both teams boasting excellent defenses and smart QB play they find themselves breaking projections. Now the teams meet in Seattle with implications for both.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Seattle Seahawks have come back down to earth in recent weeks. However, they have played difficult teams in the San Francisco 49ers, and Deroit Lions. Russell Wilson is a rookie QB playing well, but the heart of Seattle's offense has been running back Marshawn Lynch, who is on pace for more than 1,500 yards on the year.
The Minnesota Vikings are sitting at 5-3, but suffered a disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, 36-17. Much like Seattle, they have their own QB playing well, but not spectacularly -- and then there's Adrian Peterson. Coming off his injury, nobody expected the running back to return to form this quickly. Yet, like Lynch, Peterson is on pace for a 1,500-yard season of his own.
Sunday, Nov. 4; 4:05 p.m. ET
CenturyLink Field-- Seattle
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Seattle: 710 AM ESPN / 97.3 FM KIRO
Minnesota: KFAN (FM 100.3)