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Week 1 preview of the Atlanta Falcons

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Minnesota Vikings play the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL preseason football game Photo by Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Mike and Ed preview the week 1 match-up against the Atlanta Falcons:

Vikings v. Falcons history:

  • Vikings lead series 19-11
  • Last home game for the Vikings was in 2014 at TCF bank stadium
  • Mike Zimmer is undefeated vs the Falcons as a head coach
  • The last two meetings of this team, the Vikings have surrendered no more than 10 points in either game.
Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Breaking down the Falcons:

  • Healthy after a disappointing 2018 campaign riddled with injuries
  • S Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen back in action
  • Passrushers Grady Jarret, Vic Beasley, and Takk McKinley looking to get after the QB
  • Atlanta, similar to Minnesota, has a rebuilt OL with a few rookies, that the Vikings may look to exploit.
Atlanta Falcons v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Vikings Outlook:

  • The Vikings have added several offensive weapons
  • A truly healthy Dalvin Cook week 1 is looking to make a big impact
  • Zimmer’s defense remains largely intact from previous meetings, looking for a third outing holding Atlanta to 10 or less points
  • The wildcard is a revamped OL from Minnesota, can they hold up and open up running lanes?
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Predictions

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