Minnesota Vikings (7-3) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -2.5 -- Over/Under: 46
The Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons meet up early Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.
The Minnesota Vikings look for a win as they haven’t lost back-to-back games all season. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,106 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Bridgewater has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Stefon Diggs and Mike Wallace have combined for 891 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 29 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 141.9 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 1,006 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 18.4 points and 334.9 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Vikings with 54 tackles, Everson Griffen has 6.5 sacks and Terence Newman has eight pass deflections. Justin Trattou is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Atlanta Falcons need this victory badly after losing four of their last five games. Matt Ryan is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,982 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Ryan has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Julio Jones and Jacob Tamme have combined for 1,635 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Leonard Hankerson has 26 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 112.5 yards per contest, and Devonta Freeman leads the way with 764 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 21.4 points and 335.7 yards per game. Paul Worrilow leads the Falcons with 62 tackles, Kroy Biermann has two sacks and Desmond Trufant has nine pass deflections. Devin Hester, Robenson Therezie and Devonta Freeman are questionable.
The Falcons are losing games, but their last three losses have been decided by three or less points. Of course, losses are losses, but the Atlanta Falcons can easily make a tweak or two and go back to stringing together some wins. The Vikings did not look good against the Packers at home and I'm not sure that changes when they have to play a desprate quality team on the road.
Give me Atlanta and the small chalk.