Minnesota Vikings: 4 bold predictions for Week 3 vs. Seahawks
Coming off two heartbreaking losses to start their 2021 campaign, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to get back on track with a big win against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. After big performances from Kirk Cousins, K.J. Osborn, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, and Dalvin Cook through the first couple of games, the Vikings are bound to get over the hump in Week 3 and come away with their first victory of the season.
Not to mention Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith have both had a strong showing for them on defense. So it won’t be long before this talented Vikings squad pulls out their first win of the season. Hoping to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole this weekend, let’s now now take a look at four bold predictions for the Vikings pivotal Week 3 match-up against the Seahawks.
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Vikings Week 3 predictions:
4. Kirk Cousins will deliver a big performance
After throwing for just under 600 yards and five touchdowns through the first two weeks of the season, Kirk Cousins has made some big plays for the Vikings. Even though the Vikings have come up short in their first few games of the 2021 NFL season, Cousins has come up big when his team has needed it most.
Sunday’s match-up against the Seahawks could be a turning point for Cousins and the Vikings, and considering how well he’s already been playing, there’s no doubt that he’ll come up big for them once again and look to lead them to their first victory of the season. With Kirk Cousins set to have another big performance in Week 3, the Seahawks better watch out cause he’ll be playing lights out on Sunday.
3. Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith will continue to lead the charge on defense
With two strong defensive showings for the Vikings already in the books, Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith are ready to continue being the defensive anchors for Minnesota this weekend. As they aim to make more big stops and pull away with their first win of the season, the Vikes’ defense will need Kendricks and Smith to put on another stellar performance in their Week 3 match-up against the Seahawks.
Coming off two down-to-the-wire losses and looking to right the ship and get their first W of the season, a strong defensive showing from their star-studded defense will be crucial. So Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense better be well-prepared, cause this hard-nosed Vikings defense will be bringing the heat this Sunday.
2. The Seahawks won’t have an answer for Dalvin Cook
After getting picked apart singlehandedly by Derrick Henry last weekend, the Seahawks will once again have their hands full with Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook leading Minnesota’s rushing attack. As one of the league’s most explosive dual-threat running backs, it’s safes to assume that Cook has watched the game film from Seahawks’ meltdown against Tennessee last weekend.
With the Vikings in need of a big win and looking to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole, a big rushing day from Cook is exactly the kind of boost they’ll need on offense to make this happen. Fresh off their late game meltdown against the Titans, the Seahawks will undoubtedly have defensive woes with Dalvin Cook ready to run all over them.
1. The Vikings will get their first win of the season
Now that they’ve endured back-to-back losses by three points or less, the Vikings are ready and determined to power through and get their first win of the season. It won’t come easy, especially with Seattle looking to avenge a tough loss from last Sunday as well, but with their highly efficient play on both sides of the ball, the Vikes could definitely get the upper hand early on and hand the Seahawks their second consecutive loss of the season.
Especially with Kirk Cousins putting up some big numbers for Minnesota early on and looking to continue his strong play all year long. Plus with Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith bringing their A-game each weekend, that’ll certain make things easier for Minnesota. Ready to bounce back in a major way this Sunday, the Vikings are primed to earn their first win of the 2021 NFL season.