The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
It’s the one thing that surrounds everyone at the game. For Seattle it’s a comfort, for their opposition, it can sometimes be a nightmare.
Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
When Seattle traded for Percy Harvin during the offseason, they weren’t expecting to only have him for one game this season. Now that the Playoffs are set, it looks like Harvin may be able to return for Seattle’s next game.
Adrian Peterson is dealing with a groin injury and will not miss a game, even if asked to do so. The Minnesota Vikings also can expect to have wide receiver Greg Jennings in the lineup when it travels to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Harrison Smith is on the mend and expects to begin practicing next week. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, seven as limited participants and three as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
The Minnesota Vikings hope to have a decision on their starting quarterback when practices begin on Wednesday. Josh Freeman is expected to be named the starter after Christian Ponder’s latest bad outing. The Vikings lost cornerback Josh Robinson and center John Sullivan during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but wide receiver Greg Childs is expected to return to practice for the first time since training camp in 2012.
The Minnesota Vikings play their final divisional road game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The two teams are heading in the wrong direction with one combined win since their Week 8 meeting in Minneapolis. The Packers hope to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers sooner rather than later. They are struggling to get anything going without their star quarterback.
The Minnesota Vikings stayed in the game for three quarters, but interceptions on back-to-back drives allowed the Seattle Seahawks to pull away for 41-20 victory at CenturyLink Field. The offense was okay in the first half, but horrible in the second half. The defense was okay in the first half and good in the second half before wearing down.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Pete Carroll decided to give Percy Harvin a shot at the kind of game-changing play the Seattle Seahawks waited an extra there months to finally see. Against his former team, Harvin made certain to deliver.
Wide receiver Percy Havrin will make his awaited Seattle Seahawks debut against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. Harvin was active for the first time this season Sunday. He was a full participant in Seahawks practice the final two days of the week and was listed as probable.
If you ask a Minnesota Vikings fan who their biggest rival is, the most common answer you will get are the Green Bay Packers. One team that will not be mentioned as a rival is the Vikings opponent this Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks.
Earl Thomas got a brief look at Percy Harvin during offseason workouts. He saw his skill in a Minnesota uniform the previous four seasons. And Seattle’s star safety certainly knows what Harvin can do in the virtual world.
Christian Ponder says he can play, but Leslie Frazier hasn’t committed to starting the third-year quarterback on Sunday. The former first round draft pick will wear a harness, if he plays. The team listed two players as non-participants, seven players as limited participants and six players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says his injured left shoulder is ready to go and he wants to start against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Coach Leslie Frazier says he’ll wait until Saturday before making a decision. Ponder is still recovering from a dislocated left shoulder, but the right-handed quarterback was able to go through practice this week. He says he expects to be ready to go on Sunday. Ponder was injured in the third quarter of the Vikings’ last game against Washington. That was a Thursday night game, though, so he’s had a little extra time to treat the injury and prepare for the Seahawks.
Jerome Simpson was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving. His status for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks is not known. The status of injured quarterback Christian Ponder for Sunday’s game will be determined later in the week. Harrison Smith is progressing in his rehab and believes he can avoid surgery. Cordarrelle Patterson’s jersey and shoes from the Green Bay Packers game on Oct. 27 are on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.