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Falcons-Vikings Series History

Happy Thanksgiving Falcoholics! Back for another edition of the 2011 opponents series history, this week we'll look at the Vikings. The Vikings lead the regular season series, 15-9, going back to 1966, and the post season series is tied, 1-1, going back to 1982. I think that we all know the single greatest game in the history of the Falcons was the 1998 NFC Championship Game, but let's discuss some of the regular seasons tilts. The Falcons won the first two meetings in the series, 20-13 in 1966, and 21-20 in 1967. The 1967 game was the only victory for the Falcons that season, and probably got future Falcons head coach, Norm Van Brocklin, fired. How ironic is that? The Vikings had largely dominated the series through the 70's, 80's, and 90's. But, there are some good games that the Falcons managed to win. 1973. MNF in the ATL. I don't remember much of this game, I was twelve at the time, but what I do remember is the Vikings were undefeated, and the crowd was so loud that you could hear the announcers on the TV, and the Falcons won, 20-14. If anyone can fill me in on some of that game's details, I'd appreciate it. My favorite game is the MNF in November of 1981, in a constant rain storm that evening, saw the Falcons come back from being down 21-7 at the half to win a wild one, 31-30. It was one of the better games of a disappointing season. Got this game on VHS. Love watching it from time to time. Couple of desparate teams trying to make the playoffs, and neither one did. The 2002 game at MIN went into OT, and remember Michael Vick running for the winning TD in OT, and watching two Vikings collide each other while trying to catch Vick, who just flew by them into the tunnel with a 30-24 victory. The 2008 game at MIN was memorable for the fact the Falcons clinched their first playoff spot since 2004, 24-17. As far as this game on Sunday goes, I look for a game simliar to the Colts game, with domimation on both sides of the ball, and now especially with AP out, the Falcons D will tee off on Christian Ponder and Co.,though Percy Harvin will need attention. Falcons will prevail, 35-7. I just think they will just simply dominate this one. Look for Matt Ryan to continue his 300 yard passing, and Michael Turner turning in another 100+ yd performance, again take your pick on the WR who will have a great day. It was Roddy last week, and may be him again, we'll see. I think Tony will have a fine day. That's it for now, be back next week with the Matt Schaubless Texans.

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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