Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings: Full game preview

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Sep 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (73) goes against the Atlanta Falcons offensive line in the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons aim to snap their three-game losing skid when they host the Minnesota Vikings inside the Georgia Dome.

December football arrives two days early for the Atlanta Falcons, who enter a huge game with the Minnesota Vikings, with both teams fighting for a playoff berth.

That’s where the similarities end, however. The only way in now for the Falcons is via a wild-card berth. The Vikings have much loftier ambitions with the opportunity to win a first NFC North title since 2009. The winner of this game will take a huge step towards the playoffs.

The Falcons have lost four of their past five games, while the Vikings have won five of their last six, with the only loss coming at the hands of the Packers last week. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game.

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