Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings prediction, game preview, and fantasy player to watch.
Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Broadcast
Date: Sunday, October 18
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Atlanta (0-5) vs Minnesota (1-4) Game Preview
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Why Atlanta Falcons Will Win
So what’s going right in this 0-5 season?
The Falcons aren’t turning the ball over all that much with just four so far, and the running game perked up in the loss to Carolina. Most of the yards came on one Todd Gurley touchdown run, but at least it all worked. Even with Julio Jones hurting – but potentially playing – there’s still enough firepower in the receiving corps to hit a Minnesota pass defense that gave up 238 yards or more in four of the five games. However …
Why Minnesota Vikings Will Win
That gameplan against Seattle … do that again.
The Vikings might have lost after not converting on a key late fourth down conversion attempt, but the running game blasted away on the Seahawks for over 200 yards – the second time in three games Minnesota was able to hit the 200-yard mark. Atlanta’s run defense hasn’t been bad, but few have committed to the ground game like Minnesota will. Even without Dalvin Cook, this should work.
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota
Don’t be scared off by Jefferson’s tepid three catches for 23 yards against Seattle. The Vikings were trying – and impressively succeeding – to control the clock to keep Russell Wilson off the field. Atlanta’s defense has had major problems against top fantasy receivers, and here comes the production.
What’s Going To Happen
Can Minnesota get over the gut punch of the loss to the Seahawks? It’s going to get the job done on third downs to get Matt Ryan and company off the field, the time of possession battle will be dominant, and the Vikings will get the payoff they should’ve had last week.
Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, Line
Minnesota 30, Atlanta 24
Bet on Atlanta vs Minnesota with BetMGM
Minnesota -4, o/u: 54
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2
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