Falcons 40, Vikings 23: A dominant win reflects well for Raheem Morris
The Falcons had a tumultuous week coming into this game. The firing of head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff. Moving Raheem Morris to interim head coach. Another couple of COVID positive tests for Marlon Davidson and John Cominsky and the facilities being shut down on Thursday. Can the team overcome so many hurdles and capture a win on the road in Minnesota? Read on to find out.
After winning the toss and electing to receive, the Vikings offense starts from their 24 with a Kirk Cousins pass that is intercepted by Deion Jones. Falcons take over in great field position.
The Atlanta offense starts with a nice run by Todd Gurley that bounces outside for 9 yards. After Gurley picks up the first on another run, he loses 4 yards on the first down toss to set up 2nd and 14. After Matt Ryan checks down to Gurley for 3 yards, on 3rd and 11 Ryan hits Julio Jones for the touchdown.
From their 27, the Vikings offense starts with a pass to Justin Jefferson that is stopped for a 2 yard loss. After Alexander Mattison carries for 7 on 2nd down, on 3rd and 5 the pass to Chad Beebe is short of the sticks and the Vikings decide to punt.
From inside their 15, the Atlanta offense starts with a nice run by Todd Gurley for 6 yards. After a false start by Gurley makes it 2nd and 9, Ryan hits Jones with the WR screen for a big 23 yard ...
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