The Atlanta Falcons were able to strike first in their contest versus the Minnesota Vikings as Matt Ryan found Harry Douglas for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The score gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead in the first quarter over a Vikings team who are without the services of their franchise running back Adrian Peterson.
Here is the video of the pitch and catch from Ryan to Douglas for those who missed it.
The touchdown pass by Ryan makes it 16 on the season, and the Falcons look to keep pace with the NFC South leading New Orleans Saints and push their record to 7-4 on the year. The Saints will face the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
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