SEATTLE (AP) — MINNESOTA (8-3) at SEATTLE (9-2)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Vikings 6-5, Seahawks 6-5
SERIES RECORD —Seahawks lead 11-5
LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Vikings 21-7, Dec. 10, 2018
LAST WEEK — Vikings bye, beat Broncos 27-23 on Nov. 17; Seahawks beat Eagles 17-9
AP PRO32 RANKING — Vikings No. 6, Seahawks No. 4
VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (4), PASS (15).
VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (6), PASS (20).
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (6T), PASS (11).
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (10), PASS (29).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Second straight year Vikings play at Seahawks on Monday night in December. ... Vikings have lost five straight to Seahawks, last winning in 2009 at Metrodome. ... Vikings are 2-7 in last nine seasons in games immediately after bye week. ... Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has longest active streak in league with 177 consecutive pass attempts without interception. Team record is 193, set by Warren Moon in 1995. In last seven games, Cousins has 18 TD passes, 2,020 yards, 73.3 completion percentage and just two turnovers. ... Vikings RB Dalvin Cook became eighth different 1,000-yard rusher in team history in previous game against Broncos, first since Adrian Peterson in 2015. Cook has 1,472 yards from scrimmage, putting him on pace to finish with second most in Vikings history, behind Peterson (2,314) in NFL MVP season in 2012. ... Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has five TDs and one 2-point conversion catch in last five games. He moved to fifth place on team’s all-time list in receptions (415), passing Jake Reed in previous game. ... Vikings LB Eric Kendricks leads all LBs in NFL with 12 passes defensed. Vikings are fourth in league with 62 passes defensed, according to SportRadar. ... Seahawks are 28-5-1 in prime-time games under Pete Carroll, including 18-2 at home. ... Win would give Seattle 10 wins in 12 games for fourth-time in franchise history. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson first QB in league history to have winning record in each of first eight seasons. Wilson has never won fewer than nine games in season. ... Wilson has 82.0 passer rating in past two after posting 118.2 rating through first nine games. ... RB Rashaad Penny rushed for career-high 129 yards on 14 carries last week vs. Eagles. ... RB Chris Carson needs 121 yards rushing for second straight 1,000-yard season. Carson leads all RBs with seven fumbles. ... WR Tyler Lockett has TD catch in six straight home games. ... WR DK Metcalf second among rookies in yards receiving and TD catches. ... Seahawks forced season-high five turnovers last week vs. Eagles, stand third in the NFL with 24 total takeaways. ... DE Ziggy Ansah had 1 ½ sacks and forced fumble vs. Eagles. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney (hip) could return after missing last week. ... LB K.J. Wright has double-digit tackles in past three games, needs three tackles to move into third place on franchise all-time list. ... Fantasy tip: Vikings are giving up just 94.2 yards per game on ground. Carson may have lost some opportunity with continued ball security issues and Penny’s performance. Might be good idea to stay away from Carson this week.