Vikings vs. Falcons: 5 Things We Learned in Atlanta's 24-14 Win

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Vikings vs. Falcons: 5 Things We Learned in Atlanta's 24-14 Win
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A game that looked like a runaway victory for the Atlanta Falcons ended up turning into a seemingly tight contest toward the end. The Falcons defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 24-14, and improved to 7-4 on the season after struggling a bit against the now 2-9 NFC North franchise.

It was like a tale of two halves for Atlanta. After stomping the Vikings in the first half, 17-0, the Falcons looked like a completely different team in the second half. If you told me these two teams switched uniforms at halftime, I might have believed it. 

Atlanta was incapable of any positive play in the third quarter, and let the Vikings back into the game with a huge strike from Christian Ponder to Percy Harvin in the fourth quarter.

They managed to hold off Minnesota's resurgence after stopping the Vikings on fourth down at the 1-yard line. It wasn't pretty, but it's a win, and the Falcons will take it.

So, in a rout gone wrong, what did we learn about the Falcons this week?

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