Final

Vikings 10

(1-3, 0-2 away)

Falcons 30

(3-1, 2-0 home)

4:15 PM ET, October 2, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
MIN 0 0 0 1010
ATL 7 17 3 330

Top Performers

Passing: D. Culpepper (MIN) - 250 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: W. Dunn (ATL) - 18 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Moore (MIN) - 6 REC, 63 YDS

Minnesota (1-2) at Atlanta (2-1)

Minnesota (1-2) at Atlanta (2-1), Sunday 4:15 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Michael Vick had a record-setting day the last time he faced the Minnesota Vikings.

In December 2002, Vick enjoyed one of the best games of his career against the Vikings, rushing for 173 yards - the most by a quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger - and two touchdowns on just 10 carries. He accounted for 346 of the Falcons' 379 yards.

Vick missed the 2003 meeting between the teams with a broken right leg, but gets another chance to face the Vikings on Sunday.

Battling a left hamstring injury, Vick completed 15-of-27 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns with an interception in last week's 24-16 victory at Buffalo. He also rushed for 64 yards on nine attempts.

Vick also had plenty of help from Warrick Dunn and T.J. Duckett. Dunn carried 15 times for 97 yards and Duckett rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Including playoffs, the Falcons have won nine of their last 10 games at the Georgia Dome.

After throwing eight interceptions without a touchdown in two disappointing losses, Daunte Culpepper finally found his rhythm last week in the Vikings' 33-16 victory over New Orleans. Culpepper completed 21-of-29 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns against the Saints.

Taking over as the feature back, Mewelde Moore rushed for 101 yards on 23 attempts.

Matchup to watch: Falcons defensive tackle Rod Coleman, who had two sacks and a forced fumble last week, lines up against left guard Chris Liwienski.

Series: Vikings lead, 14-7.

Next week: Minnesota has its bye Atlanta hosts New England, October 9.

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Passing Leaders

MinnesotaCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Cassel60.21807119
C. Ponder63.6164879
AtlantaCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Ryan67.445152617
D. Davis71.43400

Rushing Leaders

MinnesotaCARYDSAVGTD
A. Peterson27912664.510
T. Gerhart362837.92
AtlantaCARYDSAVGTD
S. Jackson1575433.56
J. Rodgers963323.52

Receiving Leaders

MinnesotaRECYDSAVGTD
G. Jennings6880411.84
J. Simpson4872615.11
AtlantaRECYDSAVGTD
H. Douglas85106712.62
T. Gonzalez8385910.38

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsMIN
 
 288
ATL
 
 327
Yards PassingMIN
 
 197
ATL
 
 167
Yards RushingMIN
 
 92
ATL
 
 159
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedMIN
 
 323
ATL
 
 325
Pass Yds AllowedMIN
 
 208
ATL
 
 196
Rush Yds AllowedMIN
 
 115
ATL
 
 129

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Atlanta leads 2-1
Oct 5, 2003MIN 39, @ATL 26
Dec 1, 2002MIN 24, ATL 30