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NFL – Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings

Monday January 11, 3.05 am, TCF Bank Stadium

Weather -16 degrees partly cloudy– outdoor stadium

Game rating – Seahawks 22 v Vikings 17

The first of the NFC finals will see the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) courtesy of the wildcard from the NFC West, travel to Minnesota to tackle the top of the NFC North Vikings (11-5) in bitterly cold conditions.  These two teams met in Week 13 and the Seahawks destroyed the Vikings at TCF Stadium (38-7).  Last week the Seahawks defeated the Cardinals away (36-6) whilst the Vikings were too good for the Packers at Lambeau Field (20-13).


The Seahawks have been the superior team all year with strong wins over the Cardinals, Steelers and of course the Vikings.  Minnesota’s biggest scalp was the Green Bay Packers last week.  Seattle seem to have the play-offs experience winning their past four wildcard games and are 4-1 on the road SU. The Vikings may have won their past three games leading in but are heading the wrong way on the Form Graph Indicator.  Seattle look to be slightly worse off through injury with doubts over Tackle Russell Okung and Tight End Luke Wilson.  The Vikings could be without Running Back Adrian Peterson.  If the Seahawks handle the cold conditions they can cover the spread.

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Seattle Seahawks $1.40 and cover the -5.5 spread.

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