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Michael Vick played about 22 minutes before going down in the second quarter with a sprained right knee, and watching the rest of the game from the sideline as backup Matt Schaub and the Falcons' defense finished up at home.
"It feels fine. I just tweaked it a little bit," Vick said. "We had a good cushion, so it made sense to keep me on the sideline."
Warrick Dunn rushed for 126 yards, including his 50th career touchdown on a 37-yard run, to lead a 274-yard performance on the ground. Vick ran for 58 yards and threw a touchdown pass before getting hurt.
Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper was sacked nine times, intercepted twice and lost a fumble. The Vikings quarterback has gone down 16 times the last two weeks and looked especially gun-shy on his fumble. Rod Coleman brushed Culpepper's hip as he drew back to throw, the ball fell out of his hand and Patrick Kerney recovered.
Coleman, Brady Smith and Demorrio Williams had two sacks apiece for the Falcons, who had their most sacks since a franchise-record 10 against New Orleans in 1997.
"To get nine sacks and with our crowd behind us like they were, that would fluster any offensive line in the league," said Keith Brooking, who had nine tackles, a sack and an interception.
Atlanta: Crumpler 5 pass from Vick (Peterson kick), 7:44.
Atlanta: Duckett 1 run (Peterson kick), 12:55.
Atlanta: Dunn 37 run (Peterson kick), 3:40.
Atlanta: FG Peterson 38, :01.
Atlanta: FG Peterson 26, :04.
Minnesota: FG Edinger 43, 8:13.
Atlanta: FG Peterson 39, 5:24.
Minnesota: Williamson 16 pass from Culpepper (Edinger kick), 2:33.
VikingsFalconsFirst Downs 1622Total Net Yards 261368Rushes-Yards 16-6341-285Passing 19883Punt Returns 2-03-14Kickoff Returns 5-1011-36Interceptions Ret. 0-02-43Comp-Att-Int 23-34-211-22-0Sacked-Yards Lost 9-521-5Punts 5-46.03-35.0Fumbles-Lost 3-11-0Penalties-Yards 11-858-65Time Of Possession 27:2332:37 RUSHING
Minnesota: Moore 14-57, Culpepper 1-10, Bennett 1-(minus 4).
Atlanta: Dunn 18-126, Vick 4-58, Schaub 4-56, Duckett 14-40, Griffith 1-5.
Minnesota: Culpepper 23-34-2-250.
Atlanta: Schaub 5-14-0-39, Vick 6-8-0-49.
Minnesota: Moore 6-63, Taylor 5-62, Williamson 4-39, Wiggins 3-25, Bennett 2-31, Kleinsasser 2-13, Robinson 1-17.
Atlanta: Finneran 3-31, Crumpler 3-16, White 2-12, Jenkins 1-12, Blakley 1-10, Dunn 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS