Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— The Vikings travel to Atlanta to face another team riding a three-game losing streak. The Falcons started the season 5-0, but are 1-4 since then. Are they poised to bounce back?
— Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel, digital sports editor Michael Rand and columnist Chip Scoggins discuss what went wrong for the Vikings against the Packers and the tough schedule ahead.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Can the Falcons fix what is wrong with this team? They’ll have to snap a three-game losing streak to try and regain momentum entering the final quarterof the season.
— Atlanta’s 300-pound offensive lineman Chris Chester gets his jolt from coffee instead of sports drinks or water.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Coach Mike Zimmer and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be on the podium at 11 a.m. The Vikings will start practice at 1 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Vikings had an eight-game home-winning streak that dated back to last season snapped on Sunday by Green Bay, but are still riding another streak. They’ll play for their fourth consecutive road victory this Sunday at Atlanta. The Vikings have already won more road games this season (3-2) than they did in Mike Zimmer’s first year as head coach. They were 2-6 on the road in 2014. Their final three trip this season are Atlanta, Arizona and New York, all three currently leading their respective divisions.