The Seattle Seahawks are set to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in a game that could feature the Seahawks revitalized pass rush and a Vikings defensive front that excels at applying pressure to the quarterback. For the Hawks it is not only a chance to all but lock up a trip to the postseason, it’s a game that can give Seattle an extra game of cushion in the Wild Card race.
The Seahawks and Vikings would be the fifth and sixth seeds in the playoffs if the season ended today, and the game Monday could see either team come out on top, giving inside position for the stretch run through the end of the year. In any case, with playoff seeding potentially hanging in the balance, the Hawks could be without several of their key front seven defenders, as Jadeveon Clowney, Jarran Reed, Al Woods and Mychal Kendricks are all listed as Questionable for the game Monday,
Add in reports that there’s been a bug going through the Seahawks locker room, and it could develop into a long, ugly night on Monday. Luckily, Seattle is no stranger to ugly victories, and hopefully between a suddenly resurgent defense and an offense led by the greatest quarterback in franchise history, neither the Vikings nor the flu will be able to slow the team on Monday.