The Vikings looked to be one of the best teams in the NFL at one point last season before going on a collapse that saw them fall out of the playoffs all-together. Sam Bradford seems to have found a home for now with the Vikings though it is not clear what will happen once Teddy Bridgewater is back if Bradford plays at the high level he did at times last season.
If they want a chance to be a playoff team this season they are going to have to play the elite defense that they did for the first half of the 2016 season if they can’t the offense doesn’t have enough fire power to put up many points every game.
The Falcons are going to be slowed down in this game on offense the question will be how much and if the Vikings can get anything going against an improving Falcons D. The most interesting aspect of this match-up will be the lack of Adrian Peterson on the Vikings roster and the talented Vikings linebackers matching up against the two headed monster that is Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Still to early and to many questions around the Vikings to guess the outcome of this one.