MINNEAPOLIS– Julio Jones returned from injury to capture 2 of Matt Ryan’s 4 touchdown passes, as the Atlanta Falcons beat the Minnesota Vikings 40-23 on Sunday for their first success of the season– one week after the shooting of head coach Dan Quinn.Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in the first half for the very first time in his occupation, and the Falcons (1-5) turned those options into 17 indicate construct a 20-0 lead at the break that showed to be strong enough for even this falter-prone team.More Vikings protection The diminished Vikings(
1-5 )quit 40-plus points for the 2nd time this year after going five straight seasons with no such games. After another injury left them with simply novices available at cornerback for over half of the game, Ryan finished 30 of 40 passes for 371 yards to rebound from a three-week stretch throughout which he simply discovered completion zone once.Jones, who missed all however one half of the previous 3 video games with hamstring trouble, had eight receptions for 137 yards. Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurt each cracked in an objective catch, Younghoe Koo kicked four basket, and the Falcons rewarded interim coach Raheem Morris with a win in his releasing after Quinn and standard manager Thomas Dimitroff were dismissed less than four years after the notorious blown 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.The Falcons held a 15-point lead over Dallas and a 16-point benefit on Chicago earlier this season, both times
past the midpoint of the 4th quarter, and lost both.With a fresh start, the Falcons had little to lose and played like it from the opening kickoff with an obvious energy embodying the upbeat Morris. Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich was promoted to fill Morris ‘protective organizer function, and the strategy was impressive for a group that got in the computer game in the bottom 5 in the league in the majority of the significant analytical categories.Deion Jones chose off an unsafe into-a-crowd go by Cousins for Justin Jefferson on Minnesota’s very first play from scrimmage. A.J. Terrell, who returned from a two-week absence on the COVID-19 reserve list, snagged his very first career interception, similarly prepared for Jefferson. Foyesade Oluokun got one too in Atlanta’s extremely first first-half nothing in 12 video games thinking about that Nov. 17, 2019, versus Carolina.Cousins wound up being the very first Minnesota quarterback with 3 first-half interceptions considered that Daunte Culpepper on Dec. 1, 2002, also versus Atlanta. With the NFL’s leading rush, Dalvin Cook, out with a groin injury, the Vikings netted simply 32 rushing backyards after acquiring 201 hurrying yards in a 27-26 loss at Seattle the week in the past. Routing 10-0 early in the 2nd quarter, Mike Boone was stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1. Jefferson had 9 receptions for 166 backyards and 2 goals. Cousins struck Adam Thielen for a fourth-quarter score, too, and finished 24 for 36 for 343 yards in useless catch-up mode.INJURY REPORT Falcons: DE Takk McKinley(groin )was sidelined for the 3rd time in 4 video games. He played simply five snaps last week.Vikings: CB Mike Hughes(neck )left in the 2nd quarter with the injury that kept him out of 2 existing games, leaving the Vikings with simply 3 provided gamers at CB: newbie beginners Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler and backup Harrison Hand. CB Holton Hill (foot )was non-active for the second straight game.UP NEXT Falcons: Host Detroit on Oct. 25. Vikings: Check Out Green Bay on Nov. 1, after their bye week.