Vikings takeaway No. 1
Joshua Dobbs offers some interesting skills.
Coming into the game, a lot of Minnesota Vikings fans were interested to see what rookie quarterback Jaren Hall could do in his first NFL start. Hall went 4-for-4 before suffering an injury on a tackle where his head bounced off the Atlanta turf.
The only other quarterback on Minnesota's active roster was Joshua Dobbs, who arrived with the Vikings less than a week before the game. With extremely little time with his new offense and teammates, expectations had to be low for Dobbs.
Dobbs made his mistakes. fumbling three times in the game. But he also did some things quite well. He completed 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 158 yards and two touchdowns while adding seven runs for 66 yards and another score.
The mobility of Dobbs is refreshing. Without Darrisaw to protect his blind side, the 28-year-old extended plays and scrambled when needed. He also looked to T.J. Hockenson and Jordan Addison for a majority of his throws, targeting them on 19 of his 35 throws.