FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The NFC playoff picture is slowing becoming clearer, and while Sunday's game against the Vikings is in no way make-or-break for the Falcons' postseason hopes, it is an excellent opportunity to compete against one of the league's best teams and continue to generate momentum.
Minnesota is currently projected to be the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, and they are a complete team that plays sound football and makes plays in every facet of the game. The last five weeks of the season should be full of excitement, and the Falcons' stretch run will start with a bang on Sunday.
HOW TO WATCH
- What:Minnesota Vikings (9-2) vs. Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
- When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- Announcers:Play-by-play – Kevin Burkhardt, color analyst – Charles Davis
- Online: NFL Game Pass (out-of-market games can be viewed live)
- Radio: 92.9 The Game is the Falcons' official radio network. For a list of radio affiliates outside of Atlanta, click here. Fans who also have Sirius or XM Radio can find a list of NFL games, here.
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Here's the current forecast for Sunday, according to The Weather Channel:
- Mostly sunny
- High/low: 66/45
- 0 percent chance of precipitation
- 70 percent humidity
By and large, the Falcons are in good shape injury-wise for it being so late in the season. There are a few notable players on the team's injury report, but Devonta Freeman's return from the concussion protocol is big for the offense. Here is the Falcons' full injury report from Wednesday's practice.
- K Matt Bryant (back) – did not participate
- WR Justin Hardy (shoulder) – limited
- WR Julio Jones (ankle) – limited
- OL Andy Levitre (knee) – limited
- CB Brian Poole (back) – did not participate
- OL Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) – limited
- CB Desmond Trufant (concussion) – did not participate
- RB Terron Ward (shoulder/knee) – limited
On their Wednesday injury report, the Vikings listed just two players who were limited in some capacity, indicating they should be at or near full health entering Sunday.
- LB Eric Kendricks (hip) – did not participate
- OL Mike Remmers (lower back) – limited