All it took was a coaching change. Days after the firings of head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the Falcons looked dominating in a 40-23 win at Minnesota. The Falcons improved to 1-5, while the Vikings fall to 1-4.
The Falcons found victory under interim head coach Raheem Morris.
Star wide receiver Julio Jones returned from a hamstring injury to haul-in a pair of touchdown passes to go along with 137 yards receiving.
The Falcons turned three interceptions into 17 points on the way to building a 20-0 halftime lead. Later, it was 33-7 before the Vikings added a couple late touchdown scores.