Bold predictions for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 in their first game without Dan Quinn.
The 2020 NFL season has already been an eventful one for the Atlanta Falcons just beyond the quarter mark in the regular season schedule. In Week 5, the Falcons fell to the Carolina Panthers to drop to 0-5 overall and remain as one of the few winless teams left around the league.
Also after that loss, Atlanta made headlines throughout the NFL when it fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff while now undergoing a change as the voice of the team and with the decision making in the front office.
This week, news also broke surrounding the organization potentially questioning the future of Matt Ryan and remaining in both in 2021 and beyond.
On top of all of that, the Falcons closed their team facilities on Thursday when a member of the team reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, putting the status of the game this weekend in Minneapolis in question.
With all of those storylines, Atlanta will try and refocus and regroup in Week 6 — at least going into Friday — when it hits the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.
Coming into the game this weekend, the Falcons come in having lost five in a row to start the new year. Atlanta fell to Carolina 23-16 in Week 5 to drop yet another contest.
On the other side of the field on Sunday at US Bank Stadium, Minnesota comes into the game at 1-4 overall after suffering a loss in a winnable game in Week 5 on the road. The Vikings fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-26, on the road in Seattle on Sunday Night Football, with the Seahawks pulling away late in the fourth quarter to steal the game.
Both teams come into Week 6 looking to get back on track and avoid a losing streak continuing at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Before the Vikings and Falcons battle it out in Minnesota, which as of Thursday is still slated to be played as scheduled, here are three predictions that will take place for Atlanta in the contest.