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Falcons - Vikings open thread and key info for Week 6

Let’s see if the Falcons can get their first win of the season against the 1-4 Vikings.

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Hello, everyone. It’s football Sunday again, and the Falcons are playing the Vikings. Minnesota’s trying to rescue a season on life support and the Falcons are, for the forseeable future, trying to play spoiler and play some good football to close out the final 11 games.

Those two priorities will meet on the field shortly, and we’ll see who emerges as the victor. As always, use this as your open thread for the day, and go Falcons!

Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings, Week 5

When: Sunday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Channel: FOX

Announcers: Brandon Gaudin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver

Streaming: FOXSportsGo

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Key Questions: What will this team look like with a new head coach and two new coordinators? Will Matt Ryan get out of his funk, possibly with Julio Jones returning to the field? Can the secondary keep a lid on Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and the gang with A.J. Terrell and Kendall Sheffield back in action?

Prediction: The Falcons will probably bounce a little bit with change in the air, but will they beat a Vikings team that nearly held on against the Seahawks? Nah, probably not. Falcons 27 - Vikings 31.

SB Nation Opposition Site: Daily Norseman