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NFL Expert Picks: Pundits Expect High-Scoring Affair on 'SNF'

The Vikings got in the win column in Week 4 but now have a tough test Sunday in Seattle against the undefeated Seahawks.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer is looking for his first win against the Seahawks. He is 0-4 against them, including a postseason matchup.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game:

Seahawks 35, Vikings 31 — Gregg Rosenthal,

Russell Wilson is not the only mad bomber in this game. No quarterback has thrown deep more often this season than Kirk Cousins, according to PFF, with increasingly productive results. Rookie WR Justin Jefferson has played so well the last two weeks that I'm afraid to say more about it, and the Vikings have another plus matchup against a Seahawks secondary missing Jamal Adams again. There's little reason to believe the Vikings have fixed their defensive problems enough to slow down the Seahawks, but Minnesota should make this game fun with no one running better than Dalvin Cook. All your fantasy options into the pool!

Seahawks 31, Vikings 27 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

The Vikings salvaged their season for the time being by beating the Texans on the road. This Seattle offense is much better than that one, and Russell Wilson will have big day against the Minnesota defense. But Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook will keep up against a bad Seattle defense. It will be tight.

Seahawks 41, Vikings 34 — Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

The Vikings will be coming out firing with Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, but [they] also know Dalvin Cook's running is a key source of chunk plays and will do their best to score touchdowns while also controlling time of possession to protect their defense. Unfortunately, the Seahawks will have the same game plan with Chris Carson to complement Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. These teams played a high-scoring thriller in Seattle last December, and this game will mirror that with a fantasy bonanza in prime time.

View photos of the Vikings preparing to take on the Seahawks during practice at TCO Performance Center on Oct. 8.

Seahawks 38, Vikings 28 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

The Vikings are starting to turn it on after a rough start, but Russell Wilson will cook up a big game as the Seahawks win.

Seahawks 34, Vikings 31 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

Mike Zimmer has never beaten the Seahawks. This is his best chance, especially with no fans in Seattle. He'll come close to doing it, and could possibly pull it off.

Seahawks 30, Vikings 27 — Staff, Bleacher Report

For the third consecutive season, the Seattle Seahawks are hosting the Minnesota Vikings in prime time. Seattle won in each of the previous two matchups.

The Seattle secondary has been hit hard by injuries, and star safety Jamal Adams has already been ruled out. Of course, Minnesota's defense has lost a step without Danielle Hunter and Anthony Barr up front, and the secondary is essentially rebuilding, which means the league's highest-rated passer, Russell Wilson, could certainly take over here.

But most signs point to a shootout with both teams scoring at will in this spot.

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Seahawks.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 26% —

0 of 8 experts pick the Vikings, CBS Sports

0 of 7 experts pick the Vikings, USA TODAY Sports

1 of 6 experts pick the Vikings, The MMQB

0 of 10 experts pick the Vikings, ESPN