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Kickoff: 10 a.m.
TV: Channel 13. Radio: KIRO (710 AM)
The line: Vikings by 6-1/2

Last game

Seahawks: On Monday at Qwest Field, the Seahawks rallied from a 15-point deficit after giving up 26 consecutive points, then lost a 10-point lead in the last two minutes and fell to the Dallas Cowboys 43-39.

It was yet another collapse by the Seahawks in an important game, as Dallas rookie RB Julius Jones ran roughshod over Seattle’s defense for 198 yards. He also scored three TDs, including the winner with 32 seconds to play.

The Seahawks looked to have the game in hand after RB Shaun Alexander ran for a 32-yard TD on fourth-and-1 with 2:46 to play to put the Seahawks up 39-29.

But a 34-yard TD pass to WR Keyshawn Johnson from QB Vinny Testaverde and Jones’ 17-yard run after a perfect onside kick provided the victory for the Cowboys.

Seahawks WR Jerry Rice had eight catches for 145 yards and a TD, and WR Darrell Jackson had nine for 113 and a score. QB Matt Hasselbeck passed for 414 yards and three TDs.

Vikings: Minnesota lost its third consecutive road game Sunday, 24-14 to Chicago.

Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper became the first player in team history to reach 30 TD passes in a season twice in his career.

The Vikings led 14-10, but Chicago scored a TD with 22 seconds left in the first half to retake the lead, and added another TD early in the fourth quarter. Culpepper threw three interceptions.

WR Randy Moss moved past the Cowboys’ Johnson into third place for most receptions (559) in NFL history in his first seven seasons.

The last time

The Vikings blasted the Seahawks 34-7 last Dec. 7 at the Metrodome.

Moss caught a 47-yard pass between two Seahawks defenders for the game’s first TD, and Aaron Elling made two field goals to give the Vikings a 13-0 halftime lead.

Maurice Morris opened the second half with a 56-yard kickoff return to set up an Alexander TD. But Culpepper came back with a 45-yard TD pass to Moss, giving the Vikings a 20-7 lead.

Culpepper connected with WR Kelly Campbell for a 43-yard TD, and LB Mike Nattiel had an 80-yard interception return for a TD.

What to expect

This should be a high-scoring game. The Vikings are third in total offense, the Seahawks eighth.

Look for Culpepper to air it out against Seattle’s 24th-ranked pass defense. Minnesota is 23rd in pass defense.

Linebacker is a trouble spot for both teams.

The Vikings are 5-1 at the Metrodome. This could be ugly for Seattle.


Seattle: Jackson passed Joey Galloway for third place on the franchise list of 100-yard receiving games, with his 13th on Monday. … Alexander is the first player in NFL history with four 15-TD seasons in a row.

Minnesota: RB Onterrio Smith, who played at Oregon, leads the team in rushing with 477 yards. … Moss needs one more 100-yard game to tie Cris Carter for the team record.

Injury report

Seattle: DT Marcus Tubbs (ankle), OT Chris Terry (shoulder) and DT Rocky Bernard (knee) are out. LB Tracy White (hamstring), CB Bobby Taylor (knee) and LB Chad Brown (knee) are doubtful. DT Cedric Woodard (knee) and S Terreal Bierria (back) are questionable. Jackson (illness) and Rice (left quadriceps) are probable.

Minnesota: C Matt Birk (abdomen) is out. LB Raonall Smith (concussion) and CB Antoine Winfield (ankle) are doubtful. RB Moe Williams (illness) is probable.

José Miguel Romero