The top Falcons headlines from around the country Will McFadden The Atlanta Falcons earned their first victory of the season on Sunday, beating the Minnesota Vikings 40-23 in Raheem Morris's first game as interim head coach. It was an inspiring performance for Atlanta, which looked explosive on offense and stingy on defense. For a defense that has been the subject of much scrutiny for the first five weeks, Sunday was noteworthy.
The last 12 years have provided Morris, who was named the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons after Dan Quinn was fired on Oct. 11, with the learning experiences necessary to do things differently this time around. You learn things and you develop every day,” Morris said. You learn from different people in your profession.
The Falcons are no longer among the winless teams in the NFL, and The Ringer's Danny Kelly believes, at the very least, they will be a tough out for the remaining opponents on the schedule. "It's getting harder and harder to find nice things to say about the teams in this part of the rankings, but the Week 6 slate did offer some slight optimism for the Falcons, who finally got into the win column with a 40-23 blowout of the Vikings," Kelly writes.