This week's Ticketmaster Hot Matchup takes a close look at Atlanta's high-flying passing attack and one of the Vikings main weapons in trying to bring that attack back down to earth.
Through three games, the Falcons lead the NFL in passing yards (1,001) and yards per attempt (8.9), and they rank fourth in passing touchdowns (seven) and fifth in completions (79). The trigger man in this aerial display is QB Matt Ryan, while the acrobatics are provided by receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. Together in 2014, Jones and White have combined for 33 receptions for 479 yards and four touchdowns.
"Roddy White was there when I was there and he's an excellent receiver, Pro Bowl guy," Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said. "Julio Jones has looked outstanding to me – big, physical, strong runner. They've got several guys that can create mismatches and problems for you. We're going to have to pick our spots and be smart."