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Stopping Dalvin Cook is critical for a Seahawks victory on Monday night

Ted Glover of the Daily Norsemen joined the Field Gulls podcast to preview Monday’s game

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NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In a matchup of two of the top teams in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. The Vikings are 3-3 on the road this season and are 2-3 coming off the bye week under head coach Mike Zimmer. Ted Glover of the Daily Norsemen joins the show to talk about the key to stopping a Vikings offense that has seen a lot of success this year, especially since their Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.

One major thing that has helped the Vikings offense improve since Seattle saw them last season. Dalvin Cook has been healthy and racking up yards on the ground and catching passes out of the backfield. He has 1,017 yards on the ground and 455 receiving yards places him only behind Christian McCaffrey who has 1,709 all-purpose yards this season.

Another change from last season, Kirk Cousins has done very well to limit turnovers. Only four quarterbacks have an interception percentage under one percent: Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and Cousins.

Glover says that the Vikings defense has been employing the “bend but don’t break” philosophy of which Seahawks fans are very familiar. With the Vikings allowing just 18.6 points per game, good for sixth in the NFL, the game could come down to how well Russell Wilson will be able to perform inside the red zone against Minnesota’s defense.

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