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Falcons at Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It’s a four-score lead going into the final fifteen minutes

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

After a very good first half, the Minnesota Vikings went into the locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium with a 21-0 lead over the Atlanta Falcons, and got the ball first coming out of the locker room at halftime. The Vikings didn’t do anything with their first drive of the half, and the Falcons put together a nice drive in response, with a pass interference penalty on Trae Waynes giving them first-and-goal at the Minnesota 2-yard line. Then, Anthony Harris struck again.

Matt Ryan lofted one towards the back-right corner of the end zone, and no Falcon was able to get to it. . .but Harris did, gathering his second interception of the day and preserving the shutout.

Following the interception, the Falcons committed personal foul penalties on a pair of plays, a 31-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Stefon Diggs and an 8-yard run by Dalvin Cook, to set up first-and-goal from the Atlanta 7-yard line.

On the next play, Dalvin Cook continued his big day with his second touchdown of the day, this one a seven-yard burst! Dan Bailey was perfect on the extra point, and the lead expanded to 28-0.

As we start the fourth quarter, the Vikings have the ball back after a three-and-out by the Falcons, and will have first and goal from their own 25-yard line.

We appear to be 15 minutes away from 1-0, ladies and gentlemen, as the Vikings go into the fourth quarter with a commanding 28-0 lead over the Falcons. Come and watch the rest of the game with us right here!