Vikings vs Falcons… Good morning Horners! Is this the get right weekend? After the Atlanta Falcons fired their head coach, they come to town with an 0-5 record. The Minnesota Vikings play their first game after that intense Sunday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Is this a possible trap game, where the Vikings let down because of week 5? Drew, Ryno, Dave and Ted look forward to this game, and you can join us!
Dalvin Cook and Dru Samia have already been ruled out due to injuries. The Falcons have been decent against the run only allowing an average of about 110 yards per game, whereas the Vikings have averaged over 160 per game. Knowing that, do you think Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone will hit that mark? How about the fact that the Falcons are next-to-last in pass coverage, will that drive a more pass happy Kirk Cousins game plan?
How will the Vikings defense do against the Falcons weapons? There is a question whether Julio Jones will play or not, but you still have Hayden Hurst, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, and the ever young Todd Gurley getting throws or handoffs from Matt Ryan. Will Mike Hughes, Jeff Gladney, and Cameron Dantzler continue their improvement and make life rough for those receivers?
In the second half of the show, we get into possible draft position discussions based on theoretic finishes for the Vikings. Of course the Vikings can go rip off a bunch of wins and push for that slight percentage chance to make the postseason, or more likely, they’ll be looking at a top 10 pick in the 2021 draft. Yes, it is unfortunate that a lot of talk in Vikings land is already looking ahead to next year. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
So join us for first pregame show of the weekend, and then catch GMG In The Raw, the reaction show live 15 minutes after the game.
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