In order to be the NFC North winner, you have to beat some good teams.

Tonight the Vikings have a shot to make a statement in Seattle against a Hall of Fame QB that's in the running for the MVP this year.  The 9-2 Seahawks have been doing it with an explosive offense and a defense that is top 3 in turnovers this season. The Vikings, however, are no slouch, they are top 5 against the run which should match up pretty well against the run first Seahawks.

The Seahawks are pretty good against the run as well ( top 10) and that will be key to stopping Dalvin Cook and forcing Kirk Cousin's to beat them.

This is a statement game for the Vikings, on the road in a hostile environment against an elite team. If they can come out victorious in prime time, it will go a long way to help the confidence of the team and sometimes embattled quarterback moving forward.