Russell Wilson vs. Kirk Cousins: Who Will Throw for More Yards in Seahawks vs. Vikings?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could post big numbers against a weak Minnesota Vikings defense.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could post big numbers against a weak Minnesota Vikings defense. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Through two weeks, the Seattle Seahawks defense has allowed 299 passing yards per game and the Minnesota Vikings’ defense has allowed 330.5 passing yards per game. If you like games with a lot of action from the air, this one should suit your air-assault needs.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has looked great once again, and enters another season as a potential MVP. The Seahawks may have lost to Tennessee last week, but Wilson still managed to throw for 343 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins recorded 244 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals last week after putting up 351 passing yards on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.

Running back Dalvin Cook’s questionable tag coming into Week 3 could certainly play a factor in Cousins passing yards against the Seahawks.

Both quarterbacks have had great starts to their season.

WynnBET Sportsbook has set the passing yards props at 281.5 (over -115/under -115) for Wilson and 280.5 (over -116/under -115) for Cousins.

Wilson vs. Cousins Stat Comparison

Completion Percentage:

  • Wilson: 71.1%
  • Cousins: 71.6%

Passing Yards:

  • Wilson: 597
  • Cousins: 595

Touchdown Passes:

  • Wilson: 6
  • Cousins: 5

Passing Yards Per Game:

  • Wilson: 298.5
  • Cousins: 297.5

Both Wilson and Cousins have a decent amount of weapons to throw to. Seattle wide receiver Freddie Swain caught five passes for 95 yards and a touchdown last week, and Minnesota’s leading receiver is currently K.J. Osborn with 167 receiving yards in two games. There is a lot of depth in both team’s receiving corps. 

The big difference between Wilson and Cousins is the ability, and frequency, of their deep pass attempts. Wilson has a yards per attempt 11.06, while Cousins’ yards per attempt is just 7.35.

If I’m picking a quarterback to collect a lot of yards, I’ll take the one that throws it deep downfield. I would take Wilson to hit the over on 281.5 passing yards.

Who will have more passing yards? Wilson or Cousins? Make your pick at WynnBET.