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Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Oct 18th, 2020

Atlanta Falcons 255

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40-23
Final
Minnesota Vikings 256

Preview

Killer instinct has eluded both the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings through five weeks of the NFL season, a big reason why the teams enter Sunday's meeting in Minneapolis with a combined 1-9 record.

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GAMES

Last 10

W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • @Carolina W 25 - 17
  • Detroit L 23 - 22
  • @Minnesota W 40 - 23
  • Carolina L 23 - 16
  • @Green Bay L 16 - 30
  • Chicago L 30 - 26
  • @Dallas L 39 - 40
  • Seattle L 38 - 25
  • @Tampa Bay W 28 - 22
  • Jacksonville W 12 - 24
W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • Atlanta L 40 - 23
  • @Seattle L 26 - 27
  • @Houston W 31 - 23
  • Tennessee L 31 - 30
  • @Indianapolis L 11 - 28
  • Green Bay L 43 - 34
  • @San Francisco L 10 - 27
  • @New Orleans W 26 - 20
  • Chicago L 21 - 19
  • Green Bay L 23 - 10

Next Games

  • Denver(08-01-19) L 14 - 10
  • @New Orleans(11-10-19) W 26 - 9
  • Las Vegas(10-14-12) W 20 - 23
  • New Orleans(11-28-19) L 26 - 18
  • @L.A. Chargers(09-23-12) W 27 - 3
  • @Green Bay(09-15-19) L 16 - 21
  • Detroit(12-08-19) W 7 - 20
  • @Chicago(09-29-19) L 6 - 16
  • Dallas(12-01-16) L 17 - 15
  • Carolina(11-30-14) W 13 - 31

Last Meetings

  • Falcons @ Vikings 40-23
  • Falcons @ Vikings 12-28
  • Vikings @ Falcons 14-9
  • Vikings @ Falcons 20-10
  • Falcons @ Vikings 28-41
  • Vikings @ Falcons 14-24
  • Falcons @ Vikings 24-17
  • Falcons @ Vikings 3-24

Last Injuries

Atlanta Falcons

  • Takkarist McKinley

    Groin
    day-to-day | questionable

    McKinley sat out the last game with a groin injury, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up Week 9 against the Broncos.

  • Kendall Sheffield

    Head
    day-to-day | questionable

    Sheffield left the last game with a head injury, and it is unclear if he will be available Week 9 versus the Broncos.

  • Calvin Ridley

    Foot
    day-to-day | questionable

    Ridley left the last game with a left mid-foot sprain, and it is unknown if he will play Week 9 against the Broncos.

  • Russell Gage

    Knee
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Gage is managing a knee injury, but he is likely to line up against the Panthers on Thursday.

  • Jaylinn Hawkins

    Concussion
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Hawkins has sat out the last three game due to a concussion, but he is likely to play against the Panthers on Thursday.

  • Alex Mack

    Knee
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Mack is battling an injured knee, but it is not anticipated to impede his status for Thursday's clash with the Panthers.

  • Kaleb McGary

    Elbow
    Prob Thurs | probable

    McGary has an injured elbow, but it is not projected to interfere with his status for Thursday's battle with the Panthers.

  • Julio Jones

    Hip
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Jones is nursing a hip issue, but he is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Panthers.

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Minnesota Vikings

  • Holton Hill

    Foot
    Out Sun | out

    Hill has missed the last two games with a foot injury, and he will not play Sunday against the Packers.

  • K.J. Osborn

    Hamstring
    Prob Sun | probable

    Osborn has sat out the previous two games due to a hamstring injury, but he is anticipated to be available against the Packers on Sunday.

  • Mike Hughes

    Neck
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Hughes has been sent to the injured reserve list for an extended period due to a neck injury.

  • Dru Samia

    Wrist
    Prob Sun | probable

    Samia was absent from the lineup for the last contest due to a wrist injury, but he is expected to line up versus the Falcons on Sunday.

  • Pat Elflein

    Thumb
    Ques Sun | I-R

    Elflein has been shifted to the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list with a torn ligament in his thumb, and the team will have three weeks to activate him.

  • Dalvin Cook

    Groin
    Prob Sun | probable

    Dalvin missed the previous game with an adductor strain, but he is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest versus the Packers.

  • Cameron Dantzler

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Dantzler has wound up on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is uncertain how long it will take for him to pass protocol.

  • Todd Davis

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Davis has been moved to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is unclear how long it will take for him to pass protocol.

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