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Seattle Seahawks: 4 bold predictions for Week 3 vs. Vikings

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Week 2 proceedings saw the Seattle Seahawks fall short against the Tennessee Titans in a 33-30 defeat which dropped them to a 1-1 record. After failing to grab their second straight victory, Russell Wilson and company will aim to bounce back when they visit the Minnesota Vikings US Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Their opponents, meanwhile, also had a tough outing when they succumbed to a narrow 34-33 loss against the Arizona Cardinals last week. The unfortunate outcome of the game then dropped the Vikings to a winless 0-2 slate to start their 2021 campaign.

After suffering tight losses, both teams will certainly come out with more eagerness on the field as they try to get back on the win column this time around.

Here are four bold predictions for the upcoming Week 3 game between the Seahawks and Vikings:

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Seahawks Week 3 Predictions

4. Seattle’s defense will have its hands full against Minnesota.

The Vikings have yet to secure their first win of the season but they are definitely better than what their record suggests as of the moment. Minnesota’s wide receivers in Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are expected to light it up downfield and make life hard for Seahawks defenders all game long.

Star running back Dalvin Cook recently went down with an ankle injury but the opposing defensive will have to find ways to limit him if he does suit up in Week 3 against the Seahawks.

Seattle’s defense hasn’t been flawless as of late but Bobby Wagner and the rest of the unit are expected to turn things around sooner than later. If they manage to do so then they will find themselves in a great position to prevent the Vikings from running away with the W.

3. WR Tyler Lockett will lead the receiving corps and notch at least 120 yards and a touchdown.

Currently playing his seventh campaign for the Seahawks, wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been on fire through their first two games of the season. In Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts, he racked up 100 yards on four touches along with two touchdowns for a win. Last week against the Titans, the Kansas State product came out with 178 yards on eight catches to go with a touchdown for the Seahawks.

Lockett has been Wilson’s most favorite weapon to start the season and his ability to catch long passes continues to be a major factor for his huge performances thus far. Through the years, he has always been a reliable option for the Seahawks and remains to be a major downfield threat against any team in the league.

Once again, the former Pro Bowler will have to shoulder a huge load on the offensive end and is expected to put up significant contributions for the Seahawks’ scoring attack in Week 3 against the Vikings.

2. Russell Wilson will bounce back and have an efficient outing on Sunday.

Quarterback Russell Wilson had a great start to the season when they secured a dominant win over the Colts back in Week 1. However, he recently hit a snag when they faced a stronger Titans squad in Week 2 where he put up 341 yards on 22-of-31 pass completions to go with two touchdowns.

His performance wasn’t totally bad but it surely wasn’t his best outing either. Knowing Wilson’s caliber, he can definitely do so much better on the field and is also capable of bouncing back after having a subpar game last week.

Certainly enough, he will have to increase his efficiency and ensure that he can complete those easy passes in order to prevent the Vikings from getting any momentum in the game. If he manages to put up an efficient passing exhibition then the Seahawks will definitely have more chances of winning this time around.

1. The Seahawks will come out with a 28-20 victory against the Vikings and improve to a 2-1 record.

As mentioned, the Vikings are performing better than their winless slate suggests but they are still far from the level of their counterparts as of the moment. It is safe to say that the Seahawks are still the better team and the Vikings’ seven-game losing drought against them already says a lot about the disparity between the two teams.

Despite the odds, all is not yet lost for Mike Zimmer and his squad though they will have to play a flawless game in order to steal a win on their home turf this Sunday. If they fail to execute properly then everyone can already expect the Seahawks to emerge with the win and eventually improve to a 2-1 record after Week 3.