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The Falcoholic 3 hours ago

Falcons 10, Vikings 20: Atlanta continues losing skid, falls to 6-5

Another Sunday, another loss. Remember when the Atlanta Falcons started the season 5-0? It seemed so long ago. The Falcons dropped to 6-5 and pushed their losing streak to four with a 20-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. As has been the case for the past six games, the Falcons offense struggled mightily, turning the ball over and failing to put up points. It's ugly, but let's see what happened: First Quarter Adrian Peterson started the game off with an 11-yard scamper, but the Vikings would punt three plays later. Peterson's initial gain was a precursor for the type of game he would...
Daily Norseman 4 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Fourth Quarter Open Thread

After deferring to the second half on the opening coin toss, the Atlanta Falcons got to receive the second half kickoff from the Minnesota Vikings. Blair Walsh put the ball through the end zone for a touchback, so the Falcons got to start from their own 20-yard line. The Falcons quickly pushed into Minnesota territory thanks to a 19-yard connection from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones and a 20-yard hit from Ryan to Roddy White. The Falcons then pounded away with the run, as Tevin Coleman got the ball on six consecutive plays. He hit a big one with a 16-yard run down to the 1-yard line, and two...
The Falcoholic 5 hours ago

Falcons 3, Vikings 7: Turnovers and penalties continue to be a factor

Some decent defensive play mixed in with boneheaded penalties, turnovers and an inability to score touchdowns? I have déjà vu. The good news, Falcons fans, is that there's still a half of football to be played, and the Falcons only trail the Vikings by four points. The bad news, however, is that the same troubles that have plagued the offense over the past several weeks continued to hinder them in the first half against the Vikings. The run defense is holding up well overall against Adrian Peterson, which is encouraging. They're managing to get some pressure on Teddy Bridgewater, which...
Daily Norseman 6 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Second Quarter Open Thread

To start their Week 12 match-up at the Georgia Dome, the Minnesota Vikings lost the coin toss, but got the football first when the Atlanta Falcons chose to defer to the second half. Matt Bosher, the Falcons' punter that handles their kickoff duties, blasted the ball through the end zone for a touchback, giving the Vikings the ball at their own 20-yard line. Adrian Peterson got things started with an 11-yard run, but the drive stalled out at that point, and the Vikings were forced to punt. Jeff Locke's punt was not a good one, and Eric Weems brought it back to the Atlanta 27-yard line for...
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Inactive Lists for Both Teams

We're less than an hour and a half away from kickoff at the Georgia Dome, ladies and gentlemen, and the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons have released their inactive lists. Let's take a look at who will be sitting this one out, starting with the visiting team. Minnesota Vikings C Nick EastonQB Taylor HeinickeLB Edmond RobinsonOL Jeremiah SirlesS Harrison SmithDE Justin TrattouCB Trae Waynes As we mentioned last night, Antone Exum Jr. will be getting his first career NFL start at safety with the Smith injury. With Waynes being out, Josh Robinson is active for the first time...
Daily Norseman 9 hours ago

We Know Who Was Supposed To "Mentor" Cordarrelle Patterson This Offseason

This past offseason, one of the big stories surrounding the Minnesota Vikings was the drop-off of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and, more specifically, what the Vikings were going to do about it. It was said that Vikings' head coach Mike Zimmer had set up a "mentor" for Patterson to work with during the offseason, but that Patterson ultimately shrugged it off and pretty much did his own thing. Well, according to a piece on Pro Football Talk this morning, it appears that we might know exactly who that mentor was supposed to be. Then there's former first-round pick Cordarrelle...
Daily Norseman Nov 28, 2015

Report: Antone Exum To Get First NFL Start vs Falcons

The news that Minnesota Vikings' safety Harrison Smith will be sitting out Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons is the sort of news that no Vikings' fan wants to hear. On the bright side. . .so much as there is one. . .it appears that it has opened up an opportunity for someone that some Vikings fans have been wanting to see get more time. Numerous sources, led by ESPN's Ben Goessling and Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, are reporting that Antone Exum will be getting his first NFL start at safety on Sunday in Smith's place. Exum, a sixth-round pick of the Vikings out of...
Daily Norseman Nov 28, 2015

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Game Time, Channel, Radio, Streaming and More

We're 24 hours away from kickoff in Atlanta for this weekend's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, ladies and gentlemen. In order to make sure that you're able to follow along with all of the action from the Georgia Dome, we've got all of the different means for you to do so right here. Television Info After a couple of weeks of having to wait for the Vikings' game to kick off, this week's game is back at the best possible time for NFL football, that being noon Central time on Sunday. With this being an all-NFC match-up, the game will be shown on FOX, which is KMSP-9...
Daily Norseman Nov 28, 2015

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons Predictions: WHO YA GOT!?

It's time to start calling your shots, ladies and gentlemen. Courtesy of our friends at The Crowd's Line, we have our prediction widget for this week so you can take your opportunity to predict the score of this weekend's contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons. Both of these teams are coming off of pretty bad losses. We know what happened at TCF Bank Stadium last Sunday, but the Falcons had a bit of a meltdown of their own. Hosting the Indianapolis Colts, the Falcons had a 21-7 lead midway through the third quarter at home, and proceeded to give up 17 unanswered...
Daily Norseman Nov 28, 2015

FanDuel Week 12: Digging Through The Leftovers

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is running a $1.25M fantasy football league on Sunday. First place wins $100,000.Join now! When it comes to food, there are few times of the year that can compete with Thanksgiving in terms of sheer awesomeness. Everybody gets together on Thursday and eats themselves into a coma and watches football and, if they're crazy enough, gets prepared to go shopping on Black Friday. That's all well and good, but you know what's even better than chowing down on Thanksgiving? Chowing down on leftovers for a few days after Thanksgiving. Seriously, turkey...
Daily Norseman Nov 27, 2015

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Final Injury Reports for Both Teams

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is running a $1.25M fantasy football league on Sunday. First place wins $100,000.Join now! It's injury report day, everybody! Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons have released their final injury lists going into this Sunday's game at the Georgia Dome, so let's take a look and see what they say. We'll start, as we usually do, with the visiting team. Minnesota Vikings Player Position Injury Sunday Status Everson Griffen DE Hip/Shoulder Questionable Harrison Smith S Knee Questionable Trae Waynes CB Ankle Questionable Anthony...
Daily Norseman Nov 27, 2015

Frigga Fantasy Football Friday: Week 12 vs ATL

The Daily Norseman breaks down the statistical production of the Vikings as they take on the Falcons in week twelve. Thank goodness this week's game isn't a "prime-time" game, amiright? I'm convinced that the Vikings still don't know how to play the game of football at any time other than 1:00pm CST. And thankfully, that's exactly when they get to play this week as they travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. Hopefully you got the day off yesterday and today and are relaxing as your body continues to digest all that food you stuffed down your throat for Thanksgiving. If not, maybe you...
The Falcoholic Nov 27, 2015

Falcons vs. Vikings 2015: Game time, TV schedule, live online stream, odds, announcers and more

The sliding Atlanta Falcons are just behind the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card race, and this is a critical game for a team that still harbors some playoff aspirations. A month ago, this was a potentially tough game, but not a critical one. Today, it's one of the most important games the Falcons are likely to play over the last six weeks, if not the most important. Why? It has everything to do with playoff seeding, because the 7-3 Vikings are currently one game ahead of the 6-4 Falcons for the #5 seed in the NFC. A win here gives the Falcons that positioning, keeps them ahead of teams...
Daily Norseman Nov 27, 2015

Fridays Have Been Fairly Black For The Minnesota Vikings

As a rule, games in the National Football League generally don't take place on Fridays. Sure, there are games on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and the occasional Saturday, but Friday? That's just sort of crazy talk right there. But with it being "Black Friday" today, I thought I'd take a look back (courtesy of the folks at Pro Football Reference) at the history of the Minnesota Vikings in games that they've played on Fridays. As it turns out, the Vikings have actually taken the field on a Friday three times in their existence, and the results have largely not been very good. The Vikings'...
Daily Norseman Nov 26, 2015

Report: Falcons Preparing To Play Without Devonta Freeman

While the rest of us are munching on turkey and mashed potatoes and crescent rolls. . .mmmmm, crescent rolls. . .the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons are preparing to do battle at the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon. According to reports, the home team might be preparing to go ahead without one of their biggest offensive weapons. Falcons HC Dan Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman will not practice today and team is preparing as if he will not play Sunday vs Vikings. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 26, 2015 Going into this weekend's action, Freeman ranks fifth in the NFL...
Vikings Gab Nov 25, 2015

Vikings vs Falcons NFL Week 12 Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (6-4) SERIES VIKINGS FALCONS SERIES LEADER 16-10 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 1-0 Dan Quinn: 0-0 LAST WEEK L 30-13 vs. Packers L 24-21 vs. Colts LAST GAME 9/28/14: Falcons 28 at Vikings 41. Minnesota RB Matt Asiata rushes for 78 yards []
Daily Norseman Nov 25, 2015

A Brief Look At Vikings/Falcons History

It's once again time to take a look back at the history between the Minnesota Vikings and their upcoming opponent. This week, the team travels to the A-T-L to do battle with the Atlanta Falcons. We know about the most famous match-up between these two teams, but since this look back is going to focus on regular season games, we don't have to talk about if we don't want to. And we won't. So there. The Vikings have a slight edge over the Falcons in their history in the regular season series. Let's look at things in a bit more detail, courtesy. . .as always. . .of the good folks atPro Football...
The Falcoholic Nov 25, 2015

Pick a Vikings player and add him to the Falcons roster, and please make it a good one

If you could only take one, who would you select? The Minnesota Vikings are currently running ahead of the Falcons in the Wild Card hunt, and they're a team with plenty of talented players. Let's steal one. As is the case with most NFL teams, there are plenty of solid choices here, but the Vikings have more on defense than your average squad. Speedy receiver Stefon Diggs has been excellent for the Vikings in 2015, linebacker Eric Kendricks would give the Falcons a pass rusher and plus athlete, Everson Griffen has 6.5 sacks, and defensive tackle Linval Joseph is an aggressive presence in...
Daily Norseman Nov 25, 2015

Norse Code Podcast Episode 102: Getting In Our Own Way

We recap the tragedy of the Green Bay Packers game and go over the autopsy report. But we are not without optimism and positivity either! Big mailbag and some forward-looking analysis as well as more short-term solutions. We're excited for the extended Thanksgiving weekend, and we've recorded two shows at once in anticipation of the holiday (and to give all of us a break). *****Download LinkHere****** Episode Notes: Linval Joseph's philosophy: I Do My Job, And Then Eat One of thevideos floating around of Clemmings' ... indecision in the Packers game Lakersgot throatslashed by a Warriors...
Daily Norseman Nov 22, 2015

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Recap: Packers Take Over North With 30-13 Win

Death, taxes. . .and the Minnesota Vikings soiling themselves in big situations. On Sunday afternoon, with all the momentum you could ask for, the Minnesota Vikings took the field at TCF Bank Stadium and got throttled by a Green Bay Packers team that had lost three consecutive games by a final score of 30-13. Green Bay got on the board first, courtesy of a 42-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with a little under five minutes to go in the first quarter. Minnesota answered right back, courtesy of a 47-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph caught the ball around the...

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