EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are squarely in the playoff picture with a month left in the 2018 season, but there is plenty of work to be done.
Minnesota currently sits at 6-5-1 and would be the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs if the season ended today. The Vikings are in second place in the NFC North behind the 8-4 Bears.
The Vikings will play the team currently in the No. 5 spot, the Seattle Seahawks, on Monday Night Football in Week 14. Kickoff is at 7:15 p.m. (CT) from Seattle.
The Seahawks are 7-5 and are competing for a Wild Card spot as the Rams have already clinched the NFC West.
Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Monday’s matchup:
10 — Both defenses rank in the top 10 on third downs in 2018. Minnesota is first at 29.9 percent, and Seattle is ninth at 37.3 percent.
29 — The Vikings are 29-32 on Monday Night Football in franchise history. Minnesota, which has won three of its past four games in the prime-time slot, has never faced Seattle on Monday night.
7.3 — Minnesota averaged 7.3 yards per carry Sunday against New England with 95 rushing yards on just 13 attempts. That is the Vikings highest average rushing total since Week 10 of the 2015 season when they averaged 8.0 yards per carry against the Raiders.
0 — The Vikings defense did not record a sack against the Patriots, marking just the second time all season Minnesota did not get to the opposing quarterback at least once. The Vikings rank eighth in the NFL with 36 total sacks.
41 — Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has a record of 41-12 in 53 career home games with the Seahawks. He has thrown for 97 touchdowns and just 25 interceptions in those games.
5 — The Vikings and Seahawks have gone five straight seasons with one team winning a respective division title. Minnesota won the NFC North in 2015 and 2017; Seattle won the NFC West in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
1 — Seattle ranks first in total rushing attempts (380) and is first in rushing yards per game at 148.8. The Seahawks have rushed for 100-plus yards in nine of 12 games. The Vikings are 0-5 this season when they have allowed 100-plus yards on the ground.
3 — The Seahawks have three players with at least five touchdown catches in 2018, and are one of five teams (along with Cincinnati, Kansas City, the Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay) to do so. Tyler Lockett leads Seattle with nine scores. David Moore and Jaron Brown have five touchdowns apiece.
23 — Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown 23 touchdown passes so far in 2018 and is on pace for 30-plus touchdowns. Cousins had a career high 29 touchdown passes in 2015.
.599 — Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer has a .599 win percentage in his four-plus seasons in Minnesota. Zimmer, who is 45-30-1, ranks third in franchise history in terms of win percentage behind Bud Grant (.621) and Dennis Green (.610). Pete Carroll, a former Vikings assistant, has gone 86-53-1 in eight regular seasons with the Seahawks for a win percentage of .618.