Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings


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The Atlanta Falcons (0-5) face off against the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) in this week 6 matchup.

The Falcons come in to this game 11th in total yards per game on offense (391.4 Yds/Game) passing for 276.8 Yds/game and rushing for 114.6 Yds/Game. The Falcons are 31st in total yards allowed on defense per game (446.0 Yds/Game) allowing 335.8 Yds/Game through the air and 110.2 Yds/Game on the ground. The Falcons have 7 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 3 fumbles recovered, while giving up 11 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 1 fumble lost this season.

The Vikings come in to this game ranked 17th in total offense (376.0 Yds/Game) passing for 215.4 Yds/Game and rushing for 160.6 Yds/Game. Vikings are 26th in total yards allowed on defense per game (404.0 Yds/Game) allowing 271.4 Yds/Game through the air and 132.6 Yds/Game on the ground. Vikings have 11 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovered, while giving up 13 sacks, 7 interceptions, and 2 fumbles lost.

The Vikings will come into this game leaning on the run per usual as they are 29th in pass play rate. Dalvin Cook will be out, but the Vikings have a good enough running scheme that Alexander Mattison should still be able to give them decent production in the running game. The Falcons are stronger vs the run than the pass, and they have given up the most pass plays over 20 yards this season so the Vikings may see a slightly higher pass rate than normal, but nothing out of the ordinary here. The Falcons will likely lean on the pass here especially with Julio returning. However, Minnesota is 8th DVOA on defending the pass and Matt Ryan has not looked like himself this season. Against the run Minnesota is 27th DVOA so we may see the Falcons adjust their offense to attack the Vikings where they're weak as long as the game remains close. This game is really hard to decide and is basically a coin flip. If I had to bet this games I'd take the Vikings, but I'm probably going to stay away from this one unless I see a solid live bet.