The Falcons started out at their own 20-yard line, and moved down the field in nine plays, thanks largely to the running of Michael Turner. The Falcons also got an assist from a 15-yard face mask penalty on Jared Allen on the drive.
The Falcons got their touchdown on 2nd-and-19 on the Minnesota 27 after a penalty pushed them back. Matt Ryan took the shotgun snap, scanned the field, and four receiver Harry Douglas across the middle. Douglas broke through an E.J. Henderson tackle, and danced into the end zone to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead.
The Vikings will start out at their own 20-yard line, and hope to put together a much better drive than their first effort, when two passes to Percy Harvin and an incompletion netted the Vikings minus-four yards.
With a shade more than six minutes left in the first quarter at the Georgia Dome, the Minnesota Vikings trail the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 7-0.