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Who will win in Week 9, Falcons or Vikings? Expert Picks

Atlanta will face Minnesota at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday

The Falcons (4-4) take on the Minnesota Vikings (4-4) at home this week on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The quarterback situation on both teams is prevalent story line. Arthur Smith announced backup Taylor Heinicke as the Week 9 starter after he took over the second half of the Falcons Week 8 loss to the Tennessee Titans. 

On the Vikings side, they lost Kirk Cousins for the year after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Minnesota's Monday Night Football matchup. The Vikings will look to start rookie Jaren Hall marking the first start of Hall's career. 

Last week the overwhelming majority chose the Falcons to win in game that they ultimately lost. This week almost all the experts picked the Falcons again, we'll see if they can deliver. Check out the full picks below:

Table inside Article
Author | Outlet Pick
Jeremy Flower | ESPN Falcons
Kimberly Martin | ESPN Falcons
Lindsey Thiry | ESPN Falcons
Dan Parr | Falcons
Tom Blair | Falcons
Albert Breer | Sports Illustrated Vikings
Connor Orr | Sports Illustrated Falcons
Gilbert Manzano | Sports Illustrated Falcons
Pete Prisco | CBS Sports Falcons
Bill Bender | Sporting News Falcons

For more complete picks, visit: ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and

This Throwback Thursday, we're taking at look back at the Falcons vs Vikings match-up through history as we gear up for Sunday's game against Minnesota in Week 9.

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