Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd preferred Seattle for the Vikings’ first-round opponent.

Though the Seahawks are coming off a 36-6 victory over 13-win Arizona and blew out the Vikings 38-7 in Minneapolis during Week 13, Floyd likes the NFC wild-card matchup for several reasons.

“It’s hard to beat a team twice. And it’s the hardest road. We don’t want the easy route, we’ll take the hard one. We’ll fight for it,” Floyd said.

Floyd has kept an eye on the Seahawks over the past several weeks expecting to see them again. They finished 3-1 in the final four weeks and are arguably the hottest team entering the postseason. They also have the experience of playing in the past two Super Bowls and winning one two years ago.

“They ran over us last time we saw them,” Floyd said. “Now we know what they can do and we saw what they can do over the past couple weeks.

“I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been kind of watching them just to see their style and how they carry themselves ’cause I felt like we were going to see them again. This is the game I would rather play than Washington [or Green Bay], anyway. So I’m glad we get to play them again.”

Floyd had seven tackles while filling in for injured starting nose tackle Linval Joseph during the Vikings’ first meeting against Seattle.

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