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Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings 10/18/2020 Picks, NFL Predictions and Previews
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Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings 10/18/2020 – The Atlanta Falcons are on a five-game losing streak and have not won any game in the 2020-21 NFL season. They hope to stop the bleeding as they travel to face the Minnesota Vikings on NFL Week 6 this Sunday, October 18 at the U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. FOX Sports will be putting the game on television live at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Also, simulcast is given to the online live stream providers at NFL Game Pass. Times are hard for the Atlanta Falcons as NFL Odds don’t see them winning this game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings 10/18/2020
The Atlanta Falcons continue to struggle and for the fifth straight week, they have lost their matchup and find themselves at the bottom of the National Football Conference along with the New York Giants. In their last matchup, they lost to the Carolina Panthers by six points and much is because they gave up 17 points in the second quarter. The Falcons had a good start to this game as Todd Gurley had a 35-yard touchdown to start the game at the 8:19 mark in the first quarter. Since then, the Panthers went on a 20-0 run in which they were not able to recover. Placekicker Youngjoe Hoe scored the next nine points of the Falcons and they were all on field goals.
Players to watch: M. Ryan QB (GP 5 CMP 129 ATT 204 CMP% 63.2 YDS 1472 AVG 7.2 YDS/G 299 LNG 63 TD 7 INT 3 SACK 11 SYL 92 QBR 60.8 RTG 90.2), T. Gurley II RB (GP 5 ATT 79 YDS 375 AVG 4.7 LNG 35 BIG 2 TDS 5 YDS/G 75 FUM 0 LST 0 FD 21), C. Ridley WR (GP 5 REC 29 TGTS 50 YDS 485 AVG 16.7 TD 4 LNG 63 BIG 10 YDS/G 97 FUM 0 LST 0 YAC 77 FD 25).
The Minnesota Vikings are coming off from a tough loss against the Seattle Seahawks after losing to them by just one point, 26-27, during their NFL Week 5 matchup. This puts the Vikings in deep with a 1-4 record as they just lead the Atlanta Falcons by just a game. The Vikings even had a good start having a 13-0 lead to end the first half because of the touchdown of Dalvin Cook and two field goals of Dan Bailey. Since then, the Seahawks made a huge 21-0 run in the third quarter with three touchdowns. Vikings reclaimed the lead with two touchdowns but they allowed DK Metcalf to score a TD with 15 seconds left.
Players to Watch: K. Cousins QB (GP 5 CMP 89 ATT 139 CMP% 64 YDS 1132 AVG 8.1 YDS/G 237.4 LNG 71 TD 8 INT 7 SACK 13 SYL 55 QBR 51.6 RTG 87.6), D. Cook RB (GP 5 ATT 92 YDS 489 AVG 5.3 LNG 39 BIG 2 TDS 7 YDS/G 97.8 FUM 1 LST 1 FD 29), J. Jefferson WR (GP 5 REC 19 TGTS 25 YDS 371 AVG 19.5 TD 1 LNG 71 BIG 8 YDS/G 74.2 FUM 0 LST 0 YAC 125 FD 16).
Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Numbers
Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Vikings are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks
The Minnesota Vikings have just been unlucky finishing their games but they have good and fair enough firepower heading to their game against the Atlanta Falcons. Having the home field advantage helps and they are seen by Online Betting as the safe pick for this NFL Week 6 matchup.