Dobbs rallies Vikings days after trade to edge Falcons 31-

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly acquired Joshua Dobbs threw two touchdown passes, including a go-ahead six-yarder to Brandon Powell with 22 seconds remaining, and also ran for a major, and the Minnesota Vikings rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons 31-28 on Sunda

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly acquired Joshua Dobbs threw two touchdown passes, including a go-ahead six-yarder to Brandon Powell with 22 seconds remaining, and also ran for a major, and the Minnesota Vikings rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons 31-28 on Sunday for their fourth straight National Football League victory.

Minnesota (5-4) overcame the loss of rookie quarterback Jaren Hall to a concussion in the first quarter.

Dobbs led the go-ahead drive after Tyler Allgeier’s five-yard scoring run gave Atlanta (4-5) the lead with 2:08 remaining

Dobbs was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. The 28-year-old started all eight games for the Cardinals as a fill-in while Kyler Murray recovers from a knee injury. Murray’s imminent return made Dobbs available for a trade.

Only five days after the trade, Dobbs made his case to keep the starting job for Minnesota. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns and had seven carries for 66 yards and another score.

Taylor Heinicke threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jonnu Smith in his first Atlanta start to give the Falcons a 21-13 lead in the third quarter. Dobbs’ 18-yard scoring run and two-point pass to Trishton Jackson tied the game.

 

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