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—Coach Mike Zimmer often gives the Vikings homework and continually challenges his players to be better students of the game.

— 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?

— Quarterback Brett Favre is among five Hall of Fame semifinalists that have ties to the Vikings and/or Minnesota.

— 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.


— Atlanta’s top-ranked defense will be tested by Vikings veteran star running back Adrian Peterson.

— 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 quarter of the season.

— Atlanta’s 300-pound offensive lineman Chris Chester gets his jolt from coffee instead of sports drinks or water.


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.


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.

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