2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-6-1, 2nd in NFC North
Booger: Cousins 'came up small' on the big stage (1:06)
Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire
19mKevin Seifert

Refs pick up flag on Vikes' apparent illegal block

An apparent good call by game officials in the Seahawks' 21-7 win over the Vikings on a Seattle block of a field goal in the fourth quarter was reversed -- with no prompt explanation.

26m

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle's fourth straight victory.

Cousins' fumble returned for Seattle TD (1:00)
Wagner blocks Vikings' field goal attempt (0:42)
Vikings can't convert 4th-and-goal from 1-yard line (0:27)
Diggs hauls in 48-yard catch (0:38)
Seahawks stuff Vikings on 4th-and-1 (0:28)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kirk Cousins was pressured on 3 of his 9 dropbacks in the first half but was constantly under duress of phantom pressure. He's averaging 2.69 seconds to throw this season, but had more time in the first half -- an average of 3.70 seconds from snap to release on his passes per NFL Next Gen Stats -- but went 4-of-8 for 27 yards. Cousins seeing ghosts isn't surprising given the struggles of his offensive line, but it has become a regular domino effect for the offense's inability to execute.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Danielle Hunter's impact tonight has been huge with a 5-yard sack and QB hit that forced Russell Wilson to throw an errant pass that was picked off by Eric Kendricks. Huge stop by the Vikings defense to hold the Seahawks to 3-0 in the first half instead of letting them score at the end of the 2nd quarter. The impact of the Vikings defense in the red zone has been critical and is keeping them alive in this game with the offense struggling.

Wilson picked off in redzone by Kendricks (0:53)
Tempers flare in 2nd quarter between Seahawks and Vikings (0:33)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Kendricks (ribs) will play tonight. Vikings inactives: Trae Waynes (concussion), Chad Beebe (hamstring), David Morgan (knee), Kyle Sloter, Mike Boone, Tashawn Bower, Jalyn Holmes.

Rudolph makes a difference at Minneapolis hospital (4:45)
AP Photo/John Locher
1dWarren Sharp and Preston Johnson

Best bets for Vikings-Seahawks

The Seahawks are favorites against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Will they cover? Here are our best bets for the game.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

John DeFilippo on opportunities he saw where the Vikings could have run the ball more in New England: "In the first half I thought we were pretty balanced. When you take out the third downs and those things. During that mock drive, there was probably – I went back and self-scouted myself – there were two or three instances where we threw the football on that 1st-and-10 from around the 26 that we probably should have run the football and made that aware to him and my thoughts on that. It's just like anybody. I look to go out each week and improve myself. You're always self-evaluating yourself and looking for ways to get better."

Woodson, Bruschi: Winning at Seattle tough for Vikes (1:13)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Weatherly on how the QB stretch of Rodgers, Brady, Wilson will prepare the Vikings for the caliber of play they'll face if they make the postseason: "The one thing I like is that we've experienced a lot of different quarterbacks, a lot of different styles of offenses, and throughout the season we've had a lot of ups and downs, so playing these next four games, it's a four-game season. Do what we have to do. But at the end of it, when we go to the playoffs, we have experienced a lot, so nothing will be new to us. I think that'll help."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL announced its 32 nominees for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Kyle Rudolph is once again the Vikings nominee for he and his wife Jordan's work with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Rudolph opened "Kyle Rudolph's End Zone" last December, a therapeutic space the Vikings TE designed for patients going through treatment.

Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports
5dAaron Schatz

Predicting the NFL wild-card races

It's a muddled mess in both conferences, with 14 teams still in the mix. Here's an updated ranking of each wild-card contender's chances.

Team Stats

Passing Yards274.8
Rushing Yards86.1
Points For22.9
Points Against22.5