Vikings beat Falcons

December 4, 2015

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome by a score of 20-10. The Vikings are now 8-3, and have clinched first place in NFC North, thanks to their win and also Green Bay’s loss to the Bears. The Falcons have slipped to 6-5.

The Falcons will play their next game in Tampa Bay against the Buccaneers, who are 5-6 on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The Vikings will also play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, who are 6-5.

Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 174 yards on the day, completing 20 out of 28 passes and had one interception in the game.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who had a monster day, carried the ball 29 times for 158 yards. Peterson had two touchdowns on the day with his longest carry of the game a 35-yard touchdown.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph led Minnesota in receiving that game. Rudolph caught seven passes for a total of 53 yards. His longest catch of the day was a 13-yard pass.

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan completed 22 out of 31 passes that game. Ryan had a total of 231 yards through the air, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Tevin Coleman was the leading rusher for the Falcons that day. Coleman ran for 110 yards and carried the ball 18 times. His longest run of the game was 46 yards.

Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme led the team in receiving against Minnesota. He caught five passes for 69 yards with his longest catch being a 22-yard pass.

The Vikings looked like they were back on track because they have Adrian Peterson looking like himself again. Earlier in the season he looked slower and was getting shut down easier. In this game, he was a completely new person and he accounted for 43% of the Vikings’ total yards. While their hard work paid off, loss on the Packers certainly helped too.

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