Teddy Hurt, But Vikings Beat Falcons 41-28
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.
The rookie was 19 for 30 with no turnovers and ran five times for 27 yards and a score in his first career start, but his last carry was costly. His left foot rolled underneath him as he was sandwiched by two tacklers at the 1-yard line. Matt Asiata powered his way in on the next play for his third touchdown, and Bridgewater stayed in to zip a crisp pass to Rhett Ellison to push the lead to 35-28.
As Bridgewater was taken away on a cart for X-rays, Christian Ponder took over at quarterback for the Vikings (2-1).
The Falcons (2-2) lost three starting offensive linemen to injuries and wound up sticking tight end Levine Toilolo at right tackle in the fourth quarter.
Green Bay 38, Chicago 17
Houston 23, Buffalo 17
Indianapolis 41, Tennessee 17
Baltimore 38, Carolina 10
Detroit 24, N.Y. Jets 17
Tampa Bay 27, Pittsburgh 24
Miami 38, Oakland 14
San Diego 33, Jacksonville 14
San Francisco 26, Philadelphia 21
Dallas 38, New Orleans 17
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