NFL Playoff Picks 2016: Updated Odds and Predictions for Sunday Wild-Card Games

January 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings are clearly on their way up under second-year head coach Mike Zimmer. After showing significant improvement in his first season with a 7-9 record, the Vikings took another step forward in 2015 by recording an 11-5 mark and winning the NFC North.
The likelihood is that the Vikings will continue to improve over the next few seasons. The question is whether they are good enough to compete with the three-time NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Statistically, it has been a special year for the Seahawks. They have the fourth-ranked offense in the league and the second-ranked defense. The Seahawks had a slow start, and they didn't really assert themselves until midseason.
The key to their surge was quarterback Russell Wilson, who looked fairly ordinary early on but may have been the best quarterback in the league in the second half of the season. Wilson had a shocking 24-1 TD-interception ratio in Seattle's last seven games...

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