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Vikings Fall to Seahawks 27-26 in Dramatic Fashion: Three Takeaways

What a game. 

The Vikings blew a two-score lead at halftime and went down 21-13, rallied to take the lead, and still wound up falling 27-26 to the Seahawks on a game-winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to DK Metcalf. They battled, but the Vikings fell short in their first primetime game of the year and are now 1-4 on the season.

This game had everything: momentum shifts, big plays, head-scratching moments, huge coaching decisions, injuries, inclement weather, and much more. But in the end, it’s an all-too-familiar feeling for the Vikings and their fans, another entertaining game that doesn’t feel all that fun after a heartbreaking loss.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

1. They had it within their grasp

The Vikings were so close. After taking a 26-21 lead, they got a big play on defense when Eric Wilson intercepted Russell Wilson and gave the Vikings the

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Seahawks vs. Vikings odds, line: Sunday Night Football picks, predictions from proven model on 103-69 roll

The Minnesota Vikings look to win their second game in a row when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in a key NFC showdown at Seattle on Sunday Night Football. Both teams have struggled defensively so far this season, with the Vikings 29th overall in total yards allowed (426.5 per game). The Seahawks are 32nd, allowing 476.8 yards per game. Seattle won last year’s meeting 37-30 on Dec. 2.

The game from CenturyLink Field is slated to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Seahawks are favored by 6.5-points in the latest Vikings vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 54.5. Before making any Seahawks vs. Vikings picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus

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Seahawks vs. Vikings odds, line: Sunday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Seattle Seahawks will look to stay perfect on the season when they take on the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. The Seahawks (4-0) are off to a fast start and lead the NFC West by one game over the Los Angeles Rams and two over the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings (1-3) trail the Green Bay Packers by three games in the NFC North. Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak last Sunday with a 31-23 win at Houston.

Kickoff from CenturyLink Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Seattle leads the all-time regular-season series 11-5, including an 8-2 mark in home games. The Seahawks are seven-point favorites in the latest Vikings vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 56.5. Before making any Seahawks vs. Vikings picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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After Vikings copied Seattle’s offense, Seahawks changed things up

When the Vikings pulled into Seattle for a Monday night game in December 2018, they were at the height of their existential crisis on offense.

Only a Dalvin Cook touchdown with 1:10 to play kept them from being shut out for the first time since 2007, and the morning after their 21-7 loss to the Seahawks, coach Mike Zimmer fired first-year offensive coordinator John DeFilippo after months of disagreement about the direction of the offense.

According to Sharp Football Stats, the 2018 Vikings threw the ball 55% of the time on first and second down in close game situations (leading or trailing by seven points or less). That ratio was tied for the eighth-highest in the league; the Seahawks team that beat the Vikings that night threw the ball in such situations less than any team in the NFL.

“Just some beautiful football,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that night,

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Aggressive Playing Style Opens Door for Ryan Neal to Succeed with Seahawks

Considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring plenty of roster depth within an organization has proven to be extremely valuable across the league this season, especially for the Seahawks.

While it’s certainly not a glamorous job, being a member of Seattle’s practice squad has provided new opportunities for many overlooked players through just four games. In particular, strong safety Ryan Neal has definitely benefited from this unusual situation and he’s been able to run with the opportunity.

After spending the majority of last season on the practice roster – appearing in just three regular season games – Neal returned to the Pacific Northwest for a second campaign and has flourished in an injury-replacement role so far. That said, his success isn’t something that has completely shocked coach Pete Carroll, as he admitted the 24-year old’s tenacity was a big reason why the club signed him in 2019.

“I think

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NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 4, 2020: Proven model backing Cowboys, Seahawks

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a 2-1 start and will look to stay in the NFL playoff picture on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. It’s an early 1 p.m. ET kickoff for the Chargers, something they’ll have to get used to since it’s the first of six early starts for the West Coast team. The Buccaneers were originally favored by 4.5 in the opening Week 4 NFL odds, but they’re all the way up to seven-point favorites in the latest Week 4 NFL spreads from William Hill.

Philip Rivers is another veteran quarterback who left his longtime team in the offseason. His Colts are 2.5-point road favorites over the undefeated Bears in a game that was moved to the late afternoon window. The Colts were dominant against the Jets last week, but is this one of the Week 4 NFL Vegas lines you should

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Seahawks vs. Dolphins odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Week 4 predictions from proven computer model

The Miami Dolphins will take on the Seattle Seahawks at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins are 1-2 overall and 0-1 at home, while Seattle is 3-0 overall and 1-0 on the road. Seattle is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Dolphins vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 54. Before entering any Seahawks vs. Dolphins picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 7-2 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 4 on an incredible 103-67 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch in

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