Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— The Vikings offense was shut out by Seattle in early December. Do the Vikings have a chance against the Seahawks dominant defense in the postseason rematch?
— Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is hopeful his standout nose tackle Linval Joseph will return Sunday against Seattle.
— Playoff fever helped keep former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton warm.
— Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is delighted to get another shot at Seattle.
— Play of the Week: Successful fake punt gave the Vikings an early boost on the way to an NFC North crown.
— The Vikings will try and shut down Seattle’s momentum that’s been building since mid-season. Here’s a look at what the Vikings are up against.
— Eagan company WSI Sports will help warm the Vikings, Seahawks in Sunday’s subzero temperatures.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Seattle’s coaching staff is confident that star running back Marshawn Lynch should be “full speed” on Sunday.
— Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman continues to find ways to stay motivated.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings will practice at 11 a.m. and the coordinators will be available after practice. No formal press conferences are scheduled.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
For the second straight week, the Vikings will face a quarterback with a special ability to scramble and extend plays. However, Zimmer wouldn’t commit to saying Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Seattle’s Russell Wilson are similar quarterbacks. Instead, Zimmer compared Wilson to former Vikings standout quarterback Fran Tarkenton. “Wilson, he can really scramble. He’s Fran Tarkenton-ish, but he’s throwing the ball extremely well,” Zimmer said. “He’s been extremely accurate on the move, he sees things, he’s got great vision. He’s been playing at an extremely high level.”