Atlanta vs. Minnesota

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 16th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 16 - Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings game 10,001 times. The Minnesota Vikings win 67% of the time by an average score of 26-18. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 16 NFL Scores page.

Atlanta Team Stats Minnesota Team Stats
Points 18 Points 26
Win % 33 Win % 67
First Downs 16 First Downs 19
- Rushing 5 - Rushing 9
- Passing 11 - Passing 10
- Penalty 0 - Penalty 0
3rd Down Eff 6/14 3rd Down Eff 6/14
4th Down Eff 1/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 32-106 Rushes-Yards 38-180
Avg Rush 3 Avg Rush 5
Comp-Att-Int 15-26-1 Comp-Att-Int 13-23-0
Passing Yards 198 Passing Yards 172
Sacked-Yards 2-12 Sacked-Yards 2-9
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-38 Punts-Avg 4-36
KR-Avg 5-20 KR-Avg 5-20
PR-Avg 4-10 PR-Avg 4-7
Penalties-Yards 3-21 Penalties-Yards 3-20
Time of Possession 29:01 Time of Possession 31:27

Atlanta Individual Stats Minnesota Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 22 78 1
Jerious Norwood 5 16 0
Jason Snelling 2 6 0
Ovie Mughelli 2 5 0
Matt Ryan 1 1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 23 122 1
Chester Taylor 9 37 0
Maurice Hicks 3 11 0
Naufahu Tahi 1 5 0
Tarvaris Jackson 2 4 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Roddy White 7 103 1
Michael Jenkins 4 58 0
Harry Douglas 2 29 0
Michael Turner 1 6 0
Jerious Norwood 1 6 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bernard Berrian 4 73 1
Bobby Wade 4 40 0
Visanthe Shiancoe 2 24 0
Sidney Rice 2 22 0
Chester Taylor 1 12 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Matt Ryan 15 26 210 1 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Tarvaris Jackson 13 23 181 1 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Elam 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 2 0

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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