Minnesota Vikings: 3 Players that must shine vs. Seahawks, Week 13


Two of the NFC's premier teams will be showcased on "Monday Night Football", as the 9-2 Seattle Seahawks put their four-game winning streak on the line at home against the 8-3 Minnesota Vikings. And although the Vikings defense limited the Seahawks to a field goal, Minnesota no longer had the lead - and wouldn't get it back for the rest of the game. (The Seahawks now hold a tiebreaker win over Kyle Shanahan's team.) If the Minnesota Vikings win, they would tie the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North lead.

The win brings the Seahawks to 10-2 on the season, and gives them sole possession of first place in the NFC West over the 49ers - who have an identical record but who Seattle holds a tiebreaker over. It was the first passing touchdown of the game for either side. The Saints (10-2) hold the tiebreaker over the Seahawks after they posted a 33-27 win over Seattle in Week 3.

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Midway through the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on "Monday Night Football", the Vikings star running back was stripped by Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green on a carry, resulting in a Seattle fumble recovery.

Before these two NFC squads square off on the national stage on Monday night in Week 13, let's take a look at three players that are going to have to step up and shine for the Vikings in order to steal a game on the road.