By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Minnesota Vikings survived against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Vikings won 31-28 over the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Vikings were in a dilemma earlier this week. Their franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury last weekend.
Due to many backups pressed into duty, the Vikings made a deal to acquire Josh Dobbs to try to keep their season alive. In exchange, the Arizona Cardinals received a draft pick.
The Vikings went with Jaren Hall to begin the game. However, due to an injury early, he had to be removed from the game. This pressed Dobbs into duty on a short week.
According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, Dobbs did not take a single rep this week during practice. And he did not know his teammates.
Dobbs, who had started last than 15 NFL games in his career, went 20 of 30 for 158 yards. He also had two touchdown passes.
He also led the backs with seven carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. T.J. Hockenson had seven receptions for 69 yards.
Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke made his first start of the season. He replaced Desmond Ridder, who was benched.
Heinicke went 21 of 38 for 268 yards. He also had one touchdown pass and one interception.
Bijan Robinson had 11 carries for 51 yards. Jonnu Smith had eight receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Dobbs gave the Vikings the lead with 27 seconds left. He hit Brandon Powell for a six yard touchdown reception.
Dobbs also scored on an 18 yard rushing touchdown. Following the score, he hit Trishton Jackson for a two point conversion.
Greg Joseph made two field goals. He first made a 32 yard field goal. Then he made a 31 yard field goal.
Falcons’ Heinicke hit Smith for a 60 yard touchdown reception. Tyler Allgeier also scored on a five yard rushing touchdown.
Younghoe Koo also made a 54 yard field goal.
Atlanta led 11-10 at halftime. Koo made three first half field goals.
He first made a 32 yard field goal. He also made a 43 yard field goal. Plus, he also made a 23 yard field goal.
Dobbs was also sacked by Calais Campbell in the end zone for a safety.
Dobbs hit Alexander Mattison for a two yard touchdown reception. Joseph also made a 19 yard field goal.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.