In Week 12 action against the Falcons, Minnesota fell behind early and wasn’t able to complete the comeback on the road in Atlanta, falling 24-14.
Toby Gerhart got the start at running back in place of the injured Adrian Peterson and finished with 44 yards on 17 carries (2.6 avg.) and one touchdown.
It was Gerhart’s 1-yard rushing touchdown that put the Vikings on the board with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter, cutting their deficit to 17-7.
Minnesota got to within three on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Christian Ponder to Percy Harvin early in the fourth quarter, but Matt Ryan connected with Michael Palmer on a 3-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter to seal the game for the falcons.
Ryan posted a season-best 128.2 passer rating against the Vikings. He finished 27-of-34 for 262 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions.
For Minnesota, Ponder connected on 17-of-25 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. Harvin led the team’s receivers with eight catches for 95 yards and one touchdown.
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