5 Bold Predictions For Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings In NFC Wild Card Playoff

By Timothy Downs

Some of the craziest things imaginable happen during NFL Wild Card weekend. With that in mind, here are five bold predictions for Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings.

Timothy Downs is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. You can ‘like him’ on Facebook, add him on Google or follow him Twitter @Tidow1212

5 Bold Predictions For Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings In NFC Wild Card Playoff
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5. Stefon Diggs Pulls Vanishing Act

Stefon Diggs Pulls Vanishing Act Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
When these two teams met in Week 13, rookie WR Stefon Diggs was held to just two receptions for 22 yards. I expect Minnesota to have some success in the pass attack in this one, but Diggs will once again be held in check.

5. Stefon Diggs Pulls Vanishing Act

When these two teams met in Week 13, rookie WR Stefon Diggs was held to just two receptions for 22 yards. I expect Minnesota to have some success in the pass attack in this one, but Diggs will once again be held in check.

4. Russell Wilson Dazzles

Russell Wilson Dazzles Credit: Getty Images
The Minnesota Vikings have done a tremendous job against quarterbacks this season, but Russell Wilson is one of the few who were able to expose them. In Week 13, Wilson tallied 325 total yards (274 passing, 51 rushing) and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) all over the Vikings. The Vikings are built to hold pure pocket passers in check, but Wilson's dual-threat prowess will give them fits throughout the game.

4. Russell Wilson Dazzles

The Minnesota Vikings have done a tremendous job against quarterbacks this season, but Russell Wilson is one of the few who were able to expose them. In Week 13, Wilson tallied 325 total yards (274 passing, 51 rushing) and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) all over the Vikings. The Vikings are built to hold pure pocket passers in check, but Wilson's dual-threat prowess will give them fits throughout the game.

3. Kyle Rudolph Electrifies

Kyle Rudolph Electrifies Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Seattle undoubtedly looks like an impregnable defensive juggernaut at times. However, for whatever reason, the Seahawks oddly struggle at covering tight ends, especially in the red zone. Minnesota failed to capitalize on the trend when these teams met in Week 13, but they won't be making the same mistake twice. Expect a monster showing from TE Kyle Rudolph once Adrian Peterson begins to loosen up Seattle's run defense.

3. Kyle Rudolph Electrifies

Seattle undoubtedly looks like an impregnable defensive juggernaut at times. However, for whatever reason, the Seahawks oddly struggle at covering tight ends, especially in the red zone. Minnesota failed to capitalize on the trend when these teams met in Week 13, but they won't be making the same mistake twice. Expect a monster showing from TE Kyle Rudolph once Adrian Peterson begins to loosen up Seattle's run defense.

2. Harrison Smith Only Member Of Minnesota's Defense Who Shows Up

Harrison Smith Only Member Of Minnesota's Defense Who Shows Up Credit: Getty Images
Harrison Smith is one of the most underrated safeties in the NFL currently. Smith's ability to deliver hits over the middle and help in coverage is clearly second to none. Unfortunately, against a dynamic offense like Seattle's, which can beat you in many ways, Smith can't do it all alone. Expect Smith to be the lone member of Minnesota's defense to show up in this one.

2. Harrison Smith Only Member Of Minnesota's Defense Who Shows Up

Harrison Smith is one of the most underrated safeties in the NFL currently. Smith's ability to deliver hits over the middle and help in coverage is clearly second to none. Unfortunately, against a dynamic offense like Seattle's, which can beat you in many ways, Smith can't do it all alone. Expect Smith to be the lone member of Minnesota's defense to show up in this one.

1. Seattle Wins By 10

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Minnesota has had a brilliant season in Mike Zimmer's second year as head coach, but the Vikings simply aren't built to beat Seattle -- even at home. In the end, Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays with his legs will have proven to be too much for the Vikings, and the Seahawks will leave the Twin cities with a 10-point victory (34-24).

1. Seattle Wins By 10

Minnesota has had a brilliant season in Mike Zimmer's second year as head coach, but the Vikings simply aren't built to beat Seattle -- even at home. In the end, Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays with his legs will have proven to be too much for the Vikings, and the Seahawks will leave the Twin cities with a 10-point victory (34-24).

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