Spotlight on the Seahawks
JUSTIN BRITT Left guard
The skinny: Like the Vikings, the Seahawks have struggled in pass protection, and Britt is arguably the weakest link on their offensive line. After a rocky rookie season for Britt at right tackle, Seattle moved the 2014 second-round pick inside to guard this season. The 6-6, 325-pound Britt is among the league’s leakiest guards in pass protection, giving pass-rushing defensive tackle Tom Johnson a favorable matchup Sunday.
Last time around: Britt allowed one sack, a quarterback hit and two hurries in Week 13 against the Vikings, per Pro Football Focus, though left tackle Russell Okung should share in the blame for that sack by Brian Robison. Take away one 20-yard burst by now-injured running back Thomas Rawls and the Seahawks averaged 3.3 yards per carry running behind Britt.
Stat that stands out: 37. That’s the total pressures allowed by Britt this season, according to Pro Football Focus. Only eight NFL guards, including the Vikings’ Brandon Fusco, whiffed more often.