On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will hit the road to take on the Atlanta Falcons. They're not at a point where they're contending in the NFC North division, and don't look to have a shot at the wild card, but that really isn't the theme of the season for Minnesota right now, anyway. Green Bay has the lead and is still undefeated, while both Detroit and Chicago are chasing the Packers, while competing with each other for a spot in the wild card. The theme for Minnesota has quickly become rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, and his continued development for the future.
The Falcons are trailing the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South division, and are also looking at a potential late season battle for the same aforementioned wild card spot that the Lions and Bears are after. A Minnesota win would likely mean a solid outing from Ponder, with running back Adrian Peterson out, but it could also mean helping their rivals reach the playoffs.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 27, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Thom Brenneman, Brian Billick
Radio: KFAN FM 100.3