Thursday September 25th, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons are aiming to improve to 3-1 on the young season as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in Week 4. Atlanta cruised to a 42-point victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday, while the Vikings suffered an 11-point road defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Sunday's game are below: 

Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: Fox

Radio: For Falcons radio, click here. For Vikings radio, click here

Season Recap

Falcons

Week 3: Falcons 56, Buccaneers 14

The Falcons raced to a 35-0 halftime lead in a home win over Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan completed 21 of 24 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and he found Julio Jones nine times for 161 yards and two touchdowns. The Falcons gained 488 total yards from scrimmage and also scored touchdowns through an interception return and a punt return, with Devin Hester setting an NFL record with his 20th career return touchdown. 

Week 2: Bengals 24, Falcons 10

Cincinnati scored 21 unanswered points between the second and third quarters and that was enough to lift the Bengals to victory. Andy Dalton completed 15 of 23 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown, while Giovanni Bernard gained 90 rushing yards on 27 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run. Atlanta struggled to protect the ball, committing three turnovers and being outgained by a 472-309 margin. 

Week 1: Falcons 37, Saints 34, OT

The Falcons scored 24 second-half points, including a late touchdown drive to tie the game. In overtime, Atlanta generated a stop against the Saints before kicker Matt Bryant converted the game-winning field goal. Bryant made two field goals of 50-plus yards in the final three minutes of game time, and Matt Ryan threw for a career-high 448 yards through the air, while completing 31 of his 43 pass attempts. Julio Jones was the leading receiver with seven catches for 116 yards, and the Falcons combined to rush for 123 yards between five ball-carriers.

Vikings

Week 3: Saints 20, Vikings 9

Quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury in the game, and while backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was reasonably effective with 150 yards in less than full-time action, it wasn't enough to overcome the Saints. Playing without Adrian Peterson, the Vikings rushed for just 59 total yards in the game, and as a team, Minnesota failed to crack the 250-yard mark of total offense. 

Week 2Patriots 30, Vikings 7

The Vikings sustained their first loss of the season in Week 2 to the Patriots. Matt Cassel threw for 202 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. In the absence of Adrian Peterson, Matt Asiata ran the ball 13 times for just 36 yards. In total, the Vikings finished with 54 rushing yards. New England's Chandler Jones returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Week 1: Vikings 34, Rams 6

Minnesota won its first game under new head coach Mike Zimmer. Matt Cassel threw for 170 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cordarrelle Patterson had a 67-yard touchdown run. This was the only game that Adrian Peterson played this season before his suspension. He rushed the ball 21 times for 75 yards and did not find the end zone. 

Brad Rowland

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