EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have reached the fourth quarter of the 2018 season.
Minnesota (6-5-1, 2-1-1 NFC North) will visit Seattle (7-5, 2-2 NFC West) for a showdown on Monday Night Football between a pair of teams that would be in the NFC Playoffs if the postseason started this week.
It will be the Vikings 62*nd* appearance on Monday Night Football and a tough environment for Minnesota in facing a Seattle team that has won three in a row.
Kickoff is 7:15 p.m. (CT).
The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN and air in the Twin Cities on WCCO (Channel 4).
Seattle would be the No. 5 seed, and Minnesota would be the No. 6 seed if the postseason began this week.
According to FiveThirtyEight.com, Seattle has an 88-percent chance of making the playoffs entering Week 14. The best the Seahawks can do, however, is the No. 5 seed because the Rams have already clinched the NFC West.
Minnesota has a 60-percent chance of making the playoffs and a 20-percent shot at the division, according to the site’s predictive simulator.
If the Vikings win (without taking into account any other games that will be decided by kickoff), their chances at a playoff spot jump to 85 percent, and the run at the division bumps up to 35 percent.
Under the same parameters, a loss by the Vikings drops their playoff likelihood to 44 percent and their division likelihood to 11 percent.
A tie would give Minnesota a 68-percent likelihood for a playoff spot and a 29-percent chance at the division.
The Vikings are 2-3-1 on the road in 2018, and the Seahawks are 3-2 at home this season.
Here are the ways to watch and listen to this week’s game.
Kickoff: 7:15 p.m. (CT)
ESPN (will also air on WCCO Channel 4 in Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Play-by-Play: Joe Tessitore
Analysts: Jason Witten (booth) and Booger McFarland (sideline)
Sideline Reporter: Lisa Salters
KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
Play-by-play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman and Ben Leber
Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 5 p.m. (CT)
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the five-state Vikings Radio Network.
Play-by-play: Kevin Harlan
Analyst: Kurt Warner
Sideline Reporter: Scott Kaplan
Sirius: 81 or Streaming 819 (MIN); 83 or Streaming 828 (SEA)
XM: 226 or Streaming 819 (MIN); 225 or Streaming 828 (SEA)
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