Atlanta Falcons: Three Match-Ups to Watch Against Vikings

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Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain (27), cornerback Robert Alford (23) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (95) run out on the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons are ready to take on the Minnesota vikings this week, and while some may say that this should be cakewalk they may have another thing coming.

The Falcons boast one of the best offenses in the league, but their opponents this week have a pretty good secondary.

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Yes, the captain of the Vikings defense, Chad Greenway is out. Yes, Adrian Peterson is not going to be playing in the game. Yes, they are 1-2, a losing record.

But as John Madden always used to say: “You should never mark a game in the NFL as an easy game”

There are some critical match-ups to watch in this showdown, let’s get to it.