The season's final quarter kicks off with this week's games, and for the Vikings it's a big one at Seattle on Monday Night Football. The vibe in the locker room seems clear: the at 6-5-1 the season starts now. Good or bad, much about the direction of the season will be determined under the lights in the Emerald City.

Vikings players and coaches met with the media at team headquarters on Thursday - a day later than normal because of the MNF spot - to discuss the impending matchup, plus writers Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer weigh in with their thoughts.

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VideoVideo (05:02): Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer are in disagreement over who will win in Seattle, as the Seahawks have a very good run game but the Vikings' defense are stout against opponent's running backs.
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VideoVideo (02:13): Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer knows that his team must be successful against Seattle on Monday night as the regular season nears the end.
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VideoVideo (03:57): Viking quarterback Kirk Cousins says it's a four game season, meaning that everything prior to the last four games of the season doesn't matter.
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VideoVideo (01:41): Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen believes the key to overcoming Seattle is to stop their run game, as it will present the biggest challenge for Minnesota's defense against the Seahawks.