Vikings lose to previously winless Falcons

The 1-4 Minnesota Vikings host the 0-5 Atlanta Falcons at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (91) of the Atlanta Falcons deflected a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) that was intercepted in the second quarter.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) celebrated a touchdown after he ran the ball in off a pass from quarterback Matt Ryan (2) in the third quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) came off the field after he was unable to convert on downs in the first quarter.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson broke away from Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kendall Sheffield's grasp to run it in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) caught a pass just short of the end zone in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith (84) ran the ball in for a two point conversion following a touchdown by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) in the fourth quarter.
Atlanta Falcons receiver Russell Gage (83) was tackled by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson (18) broke away from Kendall Sheffield (20) of the Atlanta Falcons during a 49-yard catch and run touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) grabbed ahold of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) as he scrambled in the pocket in the second quarter.
Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) celebrated after he intercepted a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talked with the officials on the sideline in the second quarter.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) celebrated a touchdown in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was hit by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Edmond Robinson (46) in the first quarter forcing an incomplete pass.
Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Eric Wilson (50) recovered a Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill (23) fumble in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings Jeff Gladney (20) forced Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill (23) to fumble in the first quarter.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson (18) caught a pass in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins pressured b Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker during the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith missed the catch with pressure from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones just short of the goal line during the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was pressured by Mykal Walker (43) of the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter.
Deion Jones (45) of the Atlanta Falcons broke up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith (84) in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) was met in the backfield by Dante Fowler Jr. (56) of the Atlanta Falcons on fourth and goal in the second quarter.
A.J. Terrell (24) of the Atlanta Falcons intercepted a Kirk Cousins pass in the second quarter.
A.J. Terrell (24) of the Atlanta Falcons intercepted a Kirk Cousins pass in the second quarter.
Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley (18) caught a pass and ran in for a touchdown in second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) gave a hug to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) at the end of the fourth quarter.
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer during pre-game warm-ups.
Minnesota Vikings rookie offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland ran on the field during team introductions. Cleveland is starting in his first NFL game.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook cheering on teammates during pre-game warm-ups on the field.
Former Viking Chris Carter greeted players from the stands during pre-game warm-ups.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and staff reacted after giving up a 40 yard touchdown pass to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11).
Erika Rucks is a nurse with incurable breast cancer working with young cancer patients at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, blew the Gjallarhorn ahead of Sunday's game.