5 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Falcons in Week 6

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What are some reasons to believe that the Minnesota Vikings will knock off the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6?

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The Minnesota Vikings have already dabbled in one edition of the “Battle of the Desperate.” That was a Week 4 tryst with the fledgling Houston Texans not long ago. Minnesota exited NRG Stadium victorious in that meeting, and the purple and gold will seek to do the same in Week 6 in a home game versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks upended the Vikings on Sunday Night Football last week sending Minnesota to an embarrassing 1-4 record on the season. It’s “embarrassing” because the Vikings were slated by many to be a playoff team. For now, that forecast will mandate a team-wide turnaround and one that is heavy on the defensive emphasis.

Atlanta is one of the few teams in the NFL that is worse than the Vikings. The Falcons are 0-5 and terminated the services of their head coach and general manager earlier this week. They face a pivotal few months on the horizon — ones that will determine the long-term future of a once-formidable franchise.

The Vikings are 4.5-point favorites in a game that could very likely veer off into shootout territory based on the way both defenses have played in 2020.

Here’s why the Vikings will win and grab a 2-4 record heading into the bye week.