Which Vikings need to step up to get a win in Week 6 over the Falcons?

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Who needs to step up for the Minnesota Vikings to clinch a victory in Week 6?

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The Minnesota Vikings were so close to beating the Seattle Seahawks during their primetime game last Sunday night. The Vikings commanded the majority of the contest, at least up until halftime.

Minnesota had the led during the final two minutes, and everyone knows what happened at the end of the matchup. Russell Wilson marched the Seahawks offense down the field to score a touchdown and win the game by a final score of 27-26.

While it wasn’t the outcome the Vikings wanted, there were a lot of promising points to focus on. Alexander Mattison stepped up when Dalvin Cook went out with an injury (which is expected to keep him out of this Sunday’s game), Kirk Cousins played decently, and Minnesota’s defense held Seattle in check for a lot of the matchup.

There is plenty for the Vikings o be happy about after their game against the Seahawks. But a loss is not what they traveled to Seattle for.

But enough dwelling on what could have been or should have been. It’s time to look ahead and see what Minnesota needs to do to get a victory this week over the Atlanta Falcons. What do the Vikings need to do to get back in the win column? Who needs to step up for Minnesota to take down the Falcons?