Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Reaction to Game's Biggest Stories

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Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Reaction to Game's Biggest Stories
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Tarvaris Jackson (and Sidney Rice) will be wearing Seahawk Blue for the first time when the Vikings visit CenturyLink Field.

The Minnesota Vikings will visit the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night and Bleacher Report will continue to be a source of in-game updates and offer a forum for fan discussion.

While it is only a preseason game, there are numerous storylines worth following.

The Seahawks are now the home of former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, star wide receiver Sidney Rice and embattled quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

While many Vikings fans were adamant that Rice would not leave, they all seem to agree now that he is overrated and Seattle severely overspent for his services. Rice will have extra motivation to make a mark on his former team in his first action for the Seahawks.

Tarvaris Jackson will also look to show he simply needed some continuity to find success throwing the football in the NFL. He started early in his career and didn't have the luxury of learning the NFL game or being mentored by a quality quarterback until Brett Favre came to town. Seattle is giving him the chance to show if he indeed took advantage of the opportunity.

Seattle has announced that most of their starters will play the first half, giving the team and fans plenty of opportunity to see how they are progressing.

The Vikings, on the other hand, will try to show they are not suffering from the curse of the poison pill.

Percy Harvin will need to demonstrate that his success was not simply the benefit of a great offensive scheme, while Donovan McNabb would like to show Vikings fans that the Redskins made a grave mistake by giving up on him.

The Vikings also have a certain running back that is always worth the price of admission.

Both offensive lines have a bit to prove, as they feature players that have had injury issues and also have several new faces.  

The defenses have shown an ability to get to the quarterback, but the Vikings have made several changes to their defensive line. This will be a good opportunity for the Vikings to show they can still pressure opposing quarterbacks, and their former signal-caller will be a good target. Seattle's starting left tackle, Russell Okung, will miss the game with another ankle injury. He is the only starter that played for the Seahawks last season. Seattle is also starting rookies John Moffitt and James Carpenter on the right side of their line.

This thread will be updated about an hour before game-time with more key points to watch out for. Observations and things to watch for will also be added throughout the game.

As always, comments and observations from the readers are a vital part of game-day threads.

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