Game Preview: Seahawks at Vikings

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will kick off the fourth season in U.S. Bank Stadium history by hosting the Seahawks at 7 p.m. (CT) Sunday in the second preseason contest of 2019 for both teams.

This will be the second consecutive season with Seattle visiting Minnesota in the preseason and hosting the Vikings in a December regular-season game.

Minnesota opened its preseason slate with a 34-25 win at New Orleans; Seattle began its campaign at home and defeated Denver 22-14.

NATIONAL TV BROADCAST

FOX (FOX 9 KMSP in Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt

Analyst: Charles Davis

Sideline Reporter: Pam Oliver

RADIO BROADCAST

KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130 in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Play-by-Play: Paul Allen

Analyst: Pete Bercich

Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman & Ben Leber

Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 5 p.m.

KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the five-state Vikings Radio Network.

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SATELLITE RADIO

SiriusXM: MIN: SIRI 81 Streaming 819; SEA: SIRI 88 or Streaming 828

STAT OF THE WEEK

The Vikings did not allow a sack to the Saints. It was the first time that the Vikings hadn’t allowed a sack in a preseason game since Sept. 4, 2009 (home against Cowboys).

VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS CONNECTIONS

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks’ brother, Mychal, plays linebacker for the Seahawks.

Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen played for the Seahawks in 2018 after beginning his career with Minnesota (2014-17).

Stephen is just the most recent of multiple players who have suited up for both teams over the years. The list includes Hall of Famers Carl Eller, John Randle and Warren Moon, as well as All-Pro Steve Hutchinson. Benchwarmer Bob Lurtsema was traded before the second week of Seattle’s inaugural 1976 season and played for the Seahawks in Minnesota that November.

First Seahawks Head Coach Jack Patera, who passed away in 2018, coached for the Vikings from 1969-75, and current Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll was a Vikings assistant from 1985-89. Vikings defensive backs coach Jerry Gray held the same role with the Seahawks in 2010.

LOCAL CONNECTIONS

Vikings linebacker Devante Downs (Mountlake Terrace) and center Cornelius Edison (University Place) are from Washington.

Vikings defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa played collegiately at Washington State, and quarterback Jake Browning played at Washington.

VIKINGS TOP PERFORMERS VS. SEAHAWKS

Offense

Kirk Cousins: 3 starts in regular-season games (one with Minnesota), 62-of-100 passing, 62.0 completion percentage, 738 passing yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, 94.5 passer rating, sacked 9 times, 1-2 record

Stefon Diggs: 3 games (including one postseason game), 10 receptions, 124 yards

Adam Thielen: 3 games (including one postseason game), 5 receptions, 70 yards

Kyle Rudolph: 4 games (including one postseason game), 6 receptions, 44 yards

Dalvin Cook: 1 game, 13 rushes, 55 yards; 5 receptions for 28 yards and 1 TD

Defense

Anthony Barr: 3 games (including one postseason game), 11 tackles (9 solo), 1 TFL, 1.0 sack, 4 QBH

Danielle Hunter: 3 games (including one postseason game), 10 tackles (7 solo), 2 TFL, 1.0 sack

Eric Kendricks: 3 games (including one postseason game), 22 tackles (10 solo), 1 INT, 3 PBU

Trae Waynes: 2 games (including one postseason game), 1 INT, 3 PBU

Special Teams

Dan Bailey: 6 games (one with Minnesota), 14-for-17 on field goals (82.4 percent), 7-for-7 extra points; 49 total points

VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS SERIES NOTES

The teams are meeting in the preseason for the 18th time and fourth consecutive year. The Vikings nudged the Seahawks 21-20 in 2018 to claim a 9-8 margin in exhibition games.

Ten of those contests have occurred in Seattle, and six have happened in Minnesota, including the first football game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Aug. 21, 1982). The teams also met in Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame Game in 1997.

In 15 regular-season games and one playoff contest, Minnesota is a combined 5-11 against Seattle (5-10 in the regular season; 0-1 in postseason).

Longest Vikings winning streak in series: 2 games (Oct. 22, 2006 through Nov. 22, 2009)

Longest Vikings losing streak in series: 5 games (Nov. 4, 2012-current; includes playoff game after 2015 season)

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