MINNEAPOLIS - That sprained left ankle was not about to spoil Teddy Bridgewaters first career start for the Minnesota Vikings. Paul Molitor Jersey .Hes going to get an MRI, coach Mike Zimmer said, deadpanning, but I told him hes fine.Bridgewater didnt finish what he started, but he was good enough that his departure didnt matter. The rookie passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion, and the Vikings rode a resurgent running game to beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.I was confident in the play calling. I was confident in the guys. And I felt that they were still confident in me, said Bridgewater, who completed 19 of 30 passes with no turnovers and ran five times for 27 yards and a touchdown.His last carry came early in the fourth quarter with the Vikings trailing by a point. Bridgewaters left foot rolled when he tried to cut as he was taken down at the 1-yard line. Matt Asiata scored on fourth down, and Bridgewater stayed in to zip a crisp pass to Rhett Ellison for the 2-point conversion to push the lead to 35-28.The first-round draft pick limped off the field and was taken for X-rays, which were negative. After the Vikings defence forced the Falcons to punt for a second straight time, Christian Ponder took over at quarterback. Minnesota moved into position for a 55-yard field goal by Blair Walsh, who was 4 of 5 on Sunday.That put the Vikings up by 10, and Harrison Smith intercepted Matt Ryan on the next drive to seal the victory. Bridgewater was back on the sideline before the end of the game and in good spirits afterward. Zimmers half-joking mandate that Bridgewater be ready to play the next game aside, the Vikings have only three days before they go to Green Bay on Thursday night.Bridgewater, though, hasnt been fazed by much. Asked if he worried about the injury as he was driven away on the cart, he said, Not at all.Was there a point during the game when he settled down and became more comfortable?Actually, before the ball was even kicked off, a smiling Bridgewater replied.His counterpart on the other side was impressed.He came out and played about as good as you could ask for, Ryan said.The Falcons lost three offensive linemen to injuries and wound up sticking tight end Levine Toilolo at right tackle in the fourth quarter. Ryan was 25 for 41 for 298 yards and three touchdowns, but the defence let him down.With pass protection a problem in recent weeks, Vikings offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner devised a plan with a heavy dose of quick drops for drag routes across the middle and screens to either side. The Vikings piled up 351 yards by halftime, a total higher than half of the teams in the league averaged over the first three weeks, and finished with 558 total yards. The Falcons had no sacks for the third time in four games.Were all in it together, win and lose, Ryan said. Different games are going to shake out in different ways. Sometimes one group is going to be asked to carry the load. Its a long year.Another Vikings rookie, Jerick McKinnon, rushed 18 times for 135 yards. Asiata had 20 carries for 78 yards and three touchdowns, and all of a sudden Adrian Peterson, on paid leave while the child-abuse charge against him is pending, was an afterthought.Bridgewater dived head-first into the end zone to finish a 13-yard touchdown run for the first score of his career and a 21-14 lead in the second quarter.They did basically whatever they wanted to in terms of controlling the line of scrimmage. That is very alarming, Falcons coach Mike Smith said.Bridgewater had this game in control, too.Hes always got the same demeanour. Hes just amazing to be around, this kid is, Zimmer said. Im proud hes on my team.NOTES: Jarius Wright led the Vikings with eight catches for 132 yards, both career highs. ... Along with G Justin Blalock (back), T Lamar Holmes (foot) and C Joe Hawley (knee), Falcons S William Moore (shoulder) was injured and didnt return.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Custom Minnesota Twins Jerseys . -- The Phoenix Coyotes have won three in a row for the first time in 4 1/2 months, and theyve done it just in time for the stretch run to the playoffs. Kurt Suzuki Jersey . Bayern led second-place Leverkusen by 10 points with a game in hand, while Dortmund was another four points off the pace. 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It was the second time in three games that Smith had led the injury-riddled Hornets to a victory. The former Colorado State standout had 26 points and 10 rebounds in a victory last Saturday over Minnesota. "I dont know why hes not getting any acclaim for most improved (player)," Williams said. "Look at where he came from last year. This year, nobody expected Jason to be the kind of guys that comes in, hits big shots, plays good defence. ... Hes 7 feet tall. He can shoot to 18 feet. He can dunk. He can go to the basket. He plays solid defence. Hes not afraid of the moment." Smith averaged 4.3 points in 14.3 minutes per game off the bench last season. Now in his fourth NBA season, Smith is averaging close to 10 points in about 24 minutes per game. "Im trying to be more aggressive," Smith said. "Over time you develop your stuff in practice. ... I think thats what coach has allowed me to do. He sees me work in practice and he knows how hard I work." Smith wasnt the only Hornet shooting well against the Kings porous defence,. Marco Belinelli added 21 points and Greivis Vasquez 15 for New Orleans, which shot 55.9 per cent (38 of 68) and surged ahead for good with an 18-3 run in the third quarter. Hornets reserve guard Xavier Henry scored 14 points, while Chris Kaman grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Marcus Thornton led all scorers with 25 points and Tyreke Evans added 19 points for the Kings, who have lost six straight. DeMarcus Cousins had early foul trouble and played only 20 minutes, missing nine of his 12 shots. But Kings head coach Keith Smart cited the play of the Hornets Smith as the key to the game. "That guy changed the game with his activvity and his energy," Smart said. Bartolo Colon Jersey. "He was a big question that if he played well, they would have a shot to win and that is what happened." Sacramento led 59-53 after Jason Thompsons three-point play on a layup as he was fouled, but then managed only one basket during a span of more than five minutes while the Hornets made their decisive run. "Since our team is so young, when things are going good, they are going great. When things arent going well, we get exposed," said Thompson, who scored 18 points. "We just have to get where we finish games strong." Kamans 15-foot fade started New Orleans spurt, during which he added a basket from inside. Vasquez hit a pair of jumpers, Henry converted a steal into a breakaway dunk and Belinelli hit one of his three 3s as the Hornets built a 71-62 lead. 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