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Seahawks vs. Vikings Free NFL Picks for Week 3

Seahawks vs. Vikings Free NFL Picks for Week 3
Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks on September 19, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP

Following a thrilling 33-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans at home, the Seattle Seahawks hit the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Similar to Seattle, the Vikings enter this matchup fresh off a one-point loss to the Arizona Cardinals. 

Who will bounce back this week?  Below, we’ll take a look at the early odds and best sportsbook to bet with. 

Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, September 26, 2021 – 4:25 PM EDT at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Seahawks entered last week as six-point favorites and continue to be favored for this matchup. Meanwhile, the Vikings, who were  -3.5 -point underdogs in Week 2, will remain the underdog this weekend. According to (visit our Sportsbook Review), Seattle is just a two-point favorite over the Vikings with the over/under at 55 1/2.

The Matchup

The Seahawks opened the 2021 season with a promising 28-16 road win over the Indianapolis Colts where star quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 254 yards and touchdown passes. Running back Chris Carson rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries and wide receiver Tyler Lockett added 100 receiving yards and two scores on four catches. 

But, week 2 was a different story for Seattle, who lost in overtime. Wilson threw two more touchdown passes and notched 343 yards, while Carson ran for 31 yards and two scores from 13 carries. But then the Seahawks absolutely blew a 30-16 fourth-quarter lead. 

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The Vikings are 0-2 entering Week 3 after losing in overtime to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, plus a road loss to the Cardinals last weekend. In game one, quarterback Kirk Cousins finished the day with 351 yards and two scores on 36-of-49 passing. Dalvin Cook was the lead rusher with 20 carries for 61 yards and a score.  

Minnesota should have won game two, but PK Greg Joseph missed a game-winning 37-yard field goal. In that one, Cousins threw for 244 yards and three scores, while Cook rushed for 131 yards off 22 carries. Wideout KJ Osborn shined on 91 yards and a score from five catches.

Kirk Cousins and the Vikings
Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP


It’s still hard to tell who these teams really are at Week 3. The Vikings have stayed very competitive, but it seems there’s a bit of miscommunication going on over there on the defensive front even after a solid draft. And the Seahawks’ defense got fully exposed last week but they won’t have to deal with a freak like Derrick Henry this week. Wilson should get his team back on track this week. After all, history shows that Wilson knows how to figure out Mike Zimmers’ defense as the Seahawks come riding in on a seven-game winning streak against the Vikings. 

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