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10 Vikings-Falcons Numbers of Note: Vikings Reach Top 5 in Total Offense & Defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings have now won seven straight games this season, matching a streak that last occurred in 2000.

Minnesota dispatched the Lions with a 30-23 win on Thanksgiving Day, and now sit at 9-2 and hold a three-game lead atop the NFC North.

The challenge doesn't get any easier this weekend as the Vikings head to Atlanta to face the Falcons in their brand-new stadium.

The Falcons are 7-4 after beating the Buccaneers on Sunday. Atlanta has won three straight games and currently sits as a Wild-Card team in the playoff picture.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note headed into the matchup:

1 — The Vikings are the only team in the NFL that ranks in the top five in both total offensive yards per game (375.7) and defensive yards allowed per game (290.4). Atlanta is sixth in yards per game (373.4) and is 10th is yards allowed per game (321.8).

253 — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had 12 receptions for 253 yards and two scores Sunday, the highest receiving yardage total in a game this season. Jones has 11 catches for 138 yards in two career meetings with the Vikings.

18 — Minnesota has reached double-digit wins 18 times in its 57-year history; the Vikings can get to 10 wins with a victory against Atlanta. The last time the Vikings won 10 or more games was in 2015 when they went 11-5 and won the NFC North.

12 — Everson Griffen is tied for the league lead with 12 sacks this season, which matches a career high for the Vikings defensive end. Griffen has at least one sack in nine of the 10 games he has played.

4 — Adam Thielen currently ranks tied for fourth in the NFL with 70 receptions, which is a career high for the Vikings wide receiver. The last time a Vikings receiver finished in the top five in receptions was in 2003 when Randy Moss had 111 catches, the second-most in the league that season.

121.8 — Vikings quarterback Case Keenum posted a passer rating of 121.8 after throwing for 282 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Lions. It was his fifth game this season with a passer rating of 100 or higher. Keenum had five such games entering the 2017 season.

5 — Since Week 7 of the season, Latavius Murray's five rushing touchdowns rank tied for second in the NFL. He has 399 rushing yards and is averaging 4.48 yards per carry during that span.

15 — Vikings safety Harrison Smith has 15 career interceptions, including a team-high three this season. Smith is one of two plays to have at least 15 picks and 7.0 sacks since he entered the league in 2012.

0 — Minnesota's defense did not allow a third-down conversion in the first half against Detroit. The Vikings rank first in third-down percentage as opponents have converted on 39 of 137 attempts (28.5 percent). Atlanta's offense ranks first at 48.1 percent (63 of 131 attempts).

7 — There are seven teams in the NFC who currently have seven or more wins this season. Five of them square off this weekend as the Vikings face the Falcons, the Seahawks (7-4) host the Eagles (10-1) and the Saints and Panthers meet in a battle of 8-3 teams.

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