MINNESOTA (9-2) at ATLANTA (7-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Falcons by 3 +
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Vikings 8-3; Falcons 5-6
SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 18-11
LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Falcons 20-10, Nov. 29, 2015
LAST WEEK – Vikings beat Lions 30-23; Falcons beat Buccaneers 34-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Vikings No. 3 (tie), Falcons No. 8
VIKINGS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (6), PASS (12)
VIKINGS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (2), PASS (11)
FALCONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (T-10), PASS (9).
FALCONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (20), PASS (8).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Teams have split two postseason games, with Falcons winning 30-27 in 1998 in only NFC championship game played at Minnesota. … Vikings have won last two games of series. … Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was Atlanta’s defensive coordinator in 2007 when team finished 4-12. He is 2-0 against Atlanta. … Minnesota playing second of three straight road games, is 4-1 on road. Falcons playing second of three straight at home, where they are 3-2. … Vikings trying to extend seven-game winning streak, lead Lions by three games in NFC North. … QB Case Keenum has 108 rating in last three road games, with eight TDs, three interceptions. … Vikings have topped 400 yards in three straight games for first time since 2010 with QB Brett Favre. … RB Latavius Murray aiming for fourth straight outing with rushing TD. … WR Adam Thielen has at least five catches every game this season. Thielen ranks third in NFL with 1,005 yards receiving. … Falcons WR Julio Jones ranks second with 1,039 yards, including season-high 253 with two TDs against Buccaneers last week. Jones had only one TD catch first 10 games. … Jones has three career games with at least 250 yards receiving. No other player in NFL history has more than one. … Falcons RB Devonta Freeman expected to return after missing two games with concussion. … DE Adrian Clayborn has six sacks in last three games and leads Atlanta with eight for season. … Falcons trail NFC South co-leaders New Orleans and Carolina by one game. … Fantasy Tip: Even with Freeman’s return, expect RB Tevin Coleman to retain near-even share as he goes for fifth straight game with TD. Coleman ran for 97 yards, two TDs, last week.
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