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6-5, 2nd in NFC South

Atlanta slumping out of playoff picture

A team that once sat perched among the leagues elite with a 5-0 start has won just once in the past six games. Will the Falcons get back on track? Playoff picture

Julio Jones disappoints

Jones had been on fire, averaging 137.8 receiving yards and 16 fantasy points over his last four games. But he met his match against the Vikings' defense, which held him to just 56 yards receiving and five points. Fantasy losers

17hVaughn McClure

Falcons stand behind Ryan, won't change QBs

Despite four straight losses, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and coach Dan Quinn are standing behind Matt Ryan and don't plan a change at quarterback.

No debate about this Minnesota Viking (1:54)
Peterson shines for Vikings in win (1:25)
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Captain Munnerlyn on defending Julio Jones

Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn dishes on the performance of his team's defense in the win over the Falcons, his interception, how Minnesota's defense prepares for games and covering Julio Jones.

Ricardo Allen one of few bright spots

His diving interception in the end zone saved a touchdown and helped negate a bad fumble by Tevin Coleman that put the defense back on the field in the first place. It was the second consecutive week Allen had an interception after a Coleman fumble. Game balls

Quinn stands behind Ryan (0:42)
AP goes off in win over Falcons (0:51)

Peterson runs for 2 TDs; Vikings beat Falcons

Adrian Peterson ran for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw two more interceptions, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the slumping Atlanta Falcons 20-10 on Sunday.


Final: Vikings 20, Falcons 10

  • MIN QB T. Bridgewater: 20-28, 174 yds, INT
  • MIN RB A. Peterson: 29 rush, 158 yds, 2 TD
  • ATL QB M. Ryan: 22-31, 230 yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Box score

AP passes two on all-time rushing list (0:19)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Falcons lost a TD in third quarter on a clipping penalty. Only seventh clipping call in NFL this season. First for Clete Blakeman crew.

AP Photo/Bill Haber
20hMichael Rothstein

Calvin Johnson: If record broken, congrats due

Should Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's Julio Jones break Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record this year, Johnson said he would offer them congratulations.

Ryan picked off in end zone

A promising Falcons drive came to an end when Matt Ryan threw an interception in the end zone, his second pick of the game. Ryan has thrown 5 interceptions in his past two games, after having just seven in the first nine games of the season. His four red-zone picks are the most in the NFL this season. Follow live

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

VIKINGS 7, FALCONS 3 (Halftime): The emphasis for the Falcons coming into the game was the ball: taking care of it and creating turnovers. Well, a Tevin Coleman fumble and Matt Ryan interception didn't help matters, although Coleman was bailed out by teammate Ricardo Allen's leaping interception. The Falcons have to find a way to get into the end zone. Fortunately for the Falcons, Vikings Blair Walsh missed a 51-harder before halftime.

Graham makes emotional field goal

Shayne Graham, who was just signed on Thanksgiving to replace the injured Matt Bryant, made his first field goal attempt as a member of the Falcons. Graham is playing his first game in 2015, just five days after the death of his father. Follow live

Tevin Coleman's fumble problems continue

The Falcons RB broke off a big run, but had the ball poked loose downfield on a great play by Vikings LB Anthony Barr. Coleman has 3 fumbles lost this season, including one in each of the past two games. Follow live

Courtesy of the Grahams

Shayne Graham kicking with heavy heart

Two days before Thanksgiving, free agent kicker Shayne Graham lost his father. Later in the week, Graham aced his workout and was signed by the Falcons. "I made this decision because I knew its what my father would want me to do," said Graham. 'A source of inspiration'

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Can Falcons get a hand on this guy today? We'll see if more O'Brien Schofield at SLB helps.

Team Stats

Passing Yards280.05th
Rushing Yards112.815th
Points For23.613th
Points Against21.3Tied-13th

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