Vikings are Underdogs at Home Sunday Against the Seahawks
The Minnesota Vikings may have pulled out a great victory in Green Bay Sunday to close out the season and claim the NFC North title, but that didn't impress the Vegas oddsmakers.
According to StarTribune.com, the No. 3 seed Vikings will host the the No. 6 seed Seattle Seahawks as a 5-point underdog.
While that may seem odd on the surface, it does make sense when you consider the Seahawks are coming off back to back Super Bowl appearances and not only did they blow out the Vikings already this year in Minneapolis, but they just blew out the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona to close out the season.
The Vikings should have plenty of inspiration to play their best game of the season on Sunday, which is what it will take to beat Seattle. They must win the turnover battle, sustain long scoring drives and have a defensive or special teams score to win.
This is a week-to-week league and anything is possible, so trust the oddsmakers at your own risk.