Kickoff Time: 3:25 p.m. CST
TV Channel: FOX (Twin Cities Channel 9)
Radio: KFAN-FM 100.3/KTCN-AM 1130
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Stream
The Minnesota Vikings (2-7) and Seattle Seahawks (9-1) will face off at CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the 2nd consecutive season for the 1st time in series history. Last year the Vikings came up short, 20-30 despite a 182-yard two touchdown from Adrian Peterson.
This year the Vikings have a less than stellar record but they are coming off a win against the Washington Redskins 34-27, and they are looking forward to keeping that fire alive as they face off against Seattle.
Former Seattle Seahawk and current Vikings TE John Carlson had his best game as a Viking with 7 catches for 98 yards and a Touchdown last week in the Metrodome. Carlson was drafted by Seattle in the 2nd round, 38th overall, in 2008. Carlson had record-setting seasons with the Seahawks, establishing top 2 seasons for catches by a tight end with 55 as a rookie and 51 in 2009.
Former Minnesota and current Seattle wide reciver Percy Harvin will be making his debut against his former team after hip surgery on August 1st. Harvin is ready to come back, especially since it is against the Vikings, “It will be great to see those guys and play against them,” Harvin said of playing his former team. “But it’s not about the Vikings; it’s about the Seahawks. This is just about getting back out there and helping the team to a playoff run.”
Sidney Rice, who is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, along with Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell and Special Teamer Heath Farwell have all called Minnesota home for significant amount of time, including a run to the 2009 NFC Championship game.