About the Seahawks (6-5)
• Seattle has won consecutive games and is coming off a 39-30 victory against Pittsburgh. The Seahawks haven’t won more than two games in a row or lost more than two in a row. They have blown fourth-quarter leads in all five losses.
• The Seahawks will be without two important offensive weapons. RB Marshawn Lynch will miss a third consecutive game since having hernia surgery, and TE Jimmy Graham tore a patellar tendon Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.
• Seattle has given up 30-plus points three times this season, including twice in their past three games. However, the Seahawks have the fourth-best team defense in the league (324.9 yards per game). Their 222 points allowed rank eighth.
• The Seahawks, 2-3 on the road, have played three consecutive home games. They are in Minneapolis for the first time since 2009.
Player speak QB RUSSELL WILSON
• Wilson had a career-high five TD passes against the Steelers, and a season-high 345 yards. He was 7-for-9 for 164 yards and three TDs in the fourth quarter.
• Wilson has been sacked a league-high 37 times, but his quick, accurate passes have earned him the NFL’s fourth-best completion percentage (.677).
• On his up-and-down season: “I think adversity is temporary. The biggest thing is you stay the course. I trust my process in terms of learning and studying and everything I put into it.’’
• On how his role has changed with injuries: “You try to get the ball to everybody and make it tough on the defense ’cause there are so many different playmakers on our offense.”
Coach Speak PETE CARROLL
• Carroll is in his 10th year as an NFL head coach and his sixth season with the Seahawks. He led the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl championship.
• On Seattle blowing fourth-quarter leads in all five losses: “It’s always been about how you finished. Sometimes we haven’t finished how we would like to. … It looked bad for a while and like we couldn’t get a good finish, and we did a really good job [last Sunday] to get the win and finish the game off.”
• On if his team is better than its record indicates: “We are what we are. … We may perform well here at the end and make a run and give us a chance to do well in the playoffs.”