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.
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.
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