- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MINNESOTA (7-3) at ATLANTA (6-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 8-2, Falcons 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 17-11

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Falcons 41-28, Sept. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Packers 30-13; Falcons lost to Colts 24-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 7, Falcons No. 14

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (3), PASS (T30)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (T17), PASS (6)

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (13), PASS (5)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (1), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson leads NFL in rushing with 1,006 yards. It is seventh 1,000-yard season of career. … Falcons have their own league leader: WR Julio Jones has three straight 100-yard receiving games and six for season. Overall, he’s got 89 receptions for 1,189 yards, topping NFL in both categories. … Vikings are missing two starting offensive linemen for season: center John Sullivan (back) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (Achilles tendon). They gave up six sacks and many more pressures against Packers. … Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is coming off a96-yard passing game, his second-highest total of season. … A year ago, Bridgewater threw for 317 yards and added 27 yards rushing against Falcons in first career start. … Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman sustained concussion early in last Sunday’s game. It’s not known if NFL’s fifth-leading rusher (764 yards) will be able to go. … The Vikings have a three-game road winning streak for the first time since 2009. The last time they won four in a row on the road was 1998, the season they lost to the Falcons in the NFC championship game. … Falcons WR Roddy White was targeted season-high nine times in loss to Colts. … Vikings DT Linval Joseph has 51 tackles, the most in the NFL among defensive linemen. … Fantasy Tip: Atlanta QB Matt Ryan threw season-high three touchdowns last weekend, but also tossed three interceptions. With questions swirling about his effectiveness, look for Matty Ice to bounce back with a big game.

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