--WR Roddy White needs to catch his first career pass to restore some confidence that surely must he down a bit after making no difference in the first three games.
--CB Allen Rossum hopes to return punts and kickoffs, but the successful debut last week of Chris Cash could give Atlanta secondary coach Brett Maxie more options in nickel and dime coverages.
--P Michael Koenen has helped the Falcons resume their standing as one of the top coverage units in the NFL. The team has downed five of his 18 attempts inside the 20-yard line.
GAME PLAN: The Falcons will try and do what they normally do offensively, mixing the run with Warrick Dunn and T.J. Duckett, while quarterback Michael Vick works the passing game with a combination of his passes and runs.
Defensively, the Falcons should be able to prevent the Vikings from making big plays, thanks to an aggressive unit that is capable of making big plays of its own.