Seahawks vs. Vikings NFL Week 9 Preview

By Jake Coburn
Seattle Seahawks - Marshawn Lynch

The Seattle Seahawks return to CenturyLink Field to face off against the Minnesota Vikings after two long weeks on the road. Seattle will look to stay undefeated at home with the support of their fans as they prepare for Minnesota.

The Seahawks are coming off of two close wins on the road and will be looking to improve on the defensive side of the ball in order to stop the run game of the Vikings led by running back Adrian Peterson.

Peterson has the ability to change the game with his speed and vision alone which will make it difficult for the defensive line of Seattle.

The Seahawks need to eye on Peterson early on and stop him on first contact. If they can take the running game away from Minnesota, Seattle will come away with another win at home.

Along with Peterson, the Seahawks will need to cover Percy Harvin in the slot position and keep the ball out of his hands.

The Vikings will have a long day on offense if their running game is broken down and the ball is kept out of the hands of Peterson and Harvin as much as possible.

Offensively, like Peterson, Marshawn Lynch is capable of changing the outcome of a game on his own and he will have to be a major part of the offense in order to defeat the Vikings on Sunday.

Young quarterback, Russell Wilson needs to continue to improve with the offense and build the chemistry with his receivers to enable him to lead this team like he should.

The offensive line will have a big task of keeping defensive lineman Jared Allen of Minnesota out of the backfield and away from Wilson throughout the game.

If Lynch can break through the first line of defense consistently and allow Wilson to get comfortable, the Seahawks should come off the field Sunday remaining undefeated at home.

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