7 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Falcons in Week 1

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Minnesota Vikings fans cheer after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The crowd will be deafening

Vikings fans have been anticipating this week’s game against the Falcons ever since the schedule was released earlier this year.

Minnesota’s home-opener is normally one of the loudest games of the season, especially ever since the team moved inside U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. The building is just able to magnify crowd noise like none other around the league.

Atlanta has displayed a weakness when having to play on the road in an indoor stadium in the recent past. During their last five road matchups inside an indoor facility, the Falcons suffered a loss three times.

Improving the Vikings’ chances of getting a win this week is the fact they have never lost a home-opener inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Since, 2016, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and San Francisco 49ers have all dealt with the ear-bleeding noise that comes with being Minnesota’s first opponent of the year inside their home stadium.

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This week, the Vikings will look to continue their recent success in home-openers and leave U.S. Bank Stadium with a victory over Atlanta.