TIPSHEET

KNOW THIS

Atlanta, the Vikings' opponent Sunday, started the season 5-0, but four of those wins were against the exceedingly mediocre NFC East. Since then, the Falcons are 1-4, albeit with several close losses.

WATCH THIS

There will be no shortage of TV options, but don't forget about that sneaky early Wild start against Winnipeg (3 p.m., FSN). Slap together a late afternoon turkey sandwich and have a nice time.

RANDOM FANDOM

"Great story. This is the dream. Every Minnesota kid would love to be Zach Parise, but being Ryan Carter is just as rewarding. I love seeing the MN pride he and the Wild's other native Minnesotans have."

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