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Minnesota Vikings At Atlanta Falcons - Second Quarter Open Thread

Well, the Vikings had a fairly ugly opening drive, where two passes to Percy Harvin and an incompletion netted them a four-yard loss, and followed that up with an ugly showing defensively where they allowed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Falcons' receiver Harry Douglas on a play where Douglas just pretty much ran through an E.J. Henderson tackle and danced the rest of the way for the score.

For a Vikings' team that is without Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph, Husain Abdullah, and Chris Cook (among others), we were expecting a bit of a rough go. However, the Falcons might be having some injury issues of their own. Cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson both needed help getting off of the field during the first quarter of play, and between those two and the Falcons' deactivation of Kelvin Hayden before this game, the Falcons could be without their top three cornerbacks going forward. We'll monitor how serious those injuries for the Falcons are going forward.

But, as we move on to the second quarter of play at the Georgia Dome, we're not in "super ugly" mode yet, as the Atlanta Falcons lead the Minnesota Vikings, 7-0. The Falcons currently have a 3rd-and-3 from their own 41-yard line as we start the second quarter of play.