The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to climb above .500 for the first time this season after an 0-3 start when they face the Falcons today in Atlanta for Week 9 of the NFL season.

The Vikings (4-4) are coming off a 24-10 win over the Packers last Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Falcons (4-4) lost to the Tennessee Titans 28-23 last Sunday in Nashville.

An injured Kirk Cousins left last Sunday's game in the fourth quarter, with what turned out to be a torn Achilles tendon. Cousins had successful surgery on Monday, but will miss the remainder of the season. Rookie Jaren Hall will get the start at quarterback for the Vikings today.

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Injury Report

For the Vikings, in addition to Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and Marcus Davenport being on the injured reserve list, wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring), offensive guard Chris Reed (foot), and linebacker Brian Asamoah (ankle) are listed as 'questionable' for today's game.

For the Falcons, safety DeMarcco Hellams (hamstring), wide receiver Drake London (groin), and fullback Keith Smith (concussion) were all ruled out for today's game.

Matchup History

Minnesota and Atlanta have met 32 times, including two times in the postseason. The Vikings hold a 20-12-0 all time record. The two teams last met on in October 2020, when the Falcons topped the Vikings 40-23 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

NFC North Standings

  1. Detroit Lions (6-2) bye week
  2. Minnesota Vikings (4-4) at Atlanta today
  3. Green Bay Packers (2-5) vs. LA Rams today
  4. Chicago Bears (2-6) at New Orleans today

The Odds

The Vikings are 4 point underdogs against the Falcons today.

The Broadcast

The game is set to kickoff at 12:00 pm CT. (TV: FOX)

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