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Monday Night Football, Week 14: Loser of Vikings-Seahawks will be vulnerable in NFC

Tonight’s winner will take a big step toward a Wild Card berth, but the loser will be very much on the bubble.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The teams currently sitting in the two Wild Card positions in the NFC meet tonight on Monday Night Football, as the 5th-place Seahawks face the 6th-place Vikings. Neither team will drop out of playoff position with a loss in this game, but the winner will take a lead for the fifth seed.

With a morass of underachieving 6-7 teams (and one at 5-7-1) all battling for position behind these two teams, tonight feels like a game where the winner will all but lock up a postseason berth.

The Packers are that 5-7-1 team, and they need some help from the three 6-7 teams ahead of them to make this a race. But besides Green Bay’s own remaining games, the real test is seeing three more losses from one of the two teams that play tonight. The easiest route to making that happen is for tonight’s loser to drop two of their remaining three games.

Tune in tonight to see who takes a firm grip on a playoff spot and who falls back into the pack that sits squarely on the postseason bubble.


Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)


Monday, December 10th, 2018
5:15 PM Pacific Time (8:15 PM Eastern)


CenturyLink Field
Seattle, Washington


TV Broadcast: ESPN
Online Streaming: or ESPN app
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Anthony McFarland, Lisa Salters

Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports



Seahawks favored by 3 points
Over/under total: 46

Last Meetings

Regular Season: Week 13 2015 — Seahawks 38, @Vikings 7
Postseason: 2015 Wild Card — Seahawks 10, @Vikings 9

All-Time Head-to-Head Record

Regular Season: Seahawks lead 9-5-0
Playoffs: Seahawks lead 1-0