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Injuries suffered by Andre Holmes and Travaris Cadet landed them on injured reserve. Buffalo promoted three players from the practice squad to help fill the void.

In the wake of some injuries suffered by players on the active roster, the Bills have promoted three players from their practice squad.

Buffalo elevated WR Malachi Dupre, RB Marcus Murphy and DT Rickey Hatley to the 53-man roster. To make room for them the Bills placed WR Andre Holmes and RB Travaris Cadet on injured reserve. Holmes missed last week’s game with a neck injury. Cadet suffered a fractured ankle in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

The other roster spot was created with the release of DT DeAndre Coleman.

Dupre (6-2, 196) has been on Buffalo’s practice squad since mid-September. A seventh-round pick of the Green Bay Packers this past spring, the LSU product did not make the team’s final roster.

Murphy (5-9, 195) is a third-year player who was last with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad before he was signed to Buffalo’s practice squad last month. A former seventh-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, Murphy was primarily used as a return specialist. With Cadet out for the season however, Murphy could serve as a backup to LeSean McCoy in Week 17.

Finally, DT Rickey Hatley (6-4, 320) had just been signed to the team’s practice squad over the weekend. The rookie went undrafted and was signed by Houston, but didn’t make their final roster. He was last serving on the Chiefs practice squad before signing with Buffalo a few days ago.

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NEW ORLEANS — Add another unforgettable moment to the New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons rivalry: the “butt pick.”

Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore intercepted a pass late in the second quarter that actually came to rest on his butt as he lay face down — before he secured it against his backside with help from teammates Marcus Williams and Craig Robertson.

“Everybody else was trying to grab it. So I just had to keep it in my possession,” said Lattimore, who said he has made some athletic plays before, “but nothing like that.”

Social media immediately erupted with references to the #buttpick and #buttinterception, as well as comparisons to the New York Jets’ infamous “butt fumble” from five years ago.

“I must be living right, I don’t know,” said Lattimore. “Who doesn’t love the term ‘butt pick’ but saw that social media was already rolling with it.”

“I don’t know. They’re gonna have to call it what they want. Hopefully it’s No. 1 on the top-10 SportsCenter,” Lattimore said. “But it was a great play and we won, so that’s all I can think about.”

Saints RB Mark Ingram said it’s “gotta be an ESPY” and suggested hamstring curl.

Meanwhile, the Saints made it count by turning the momentum into a quick 54-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Ted Ginn Jr. three plays later for a 13-0 halftime lead en route to a 23-13 win.

This one might not wind up being immortalized with a statue outside the Superdome like Steve Gleason’s blocked punt against the Falcons when the Saints reopened the building after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but it did have big playoff implications. The Saints (11-4) clinched a playoff spot with the win and would claim the NFC South with a victory next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The interception was Lattimore’s fifth of the season and second in three weeks against Atlanta as he looks to cement his place as the front-runner for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

“I haven’t seen anything like that before,” Lattimore said. “But it helped us win, so that’s the biggest thing.”

The 11th overall draft pick from Ohio State made the Pro Bowl earlier in the week at the age of 21. He tied Sammy Knight’s franchise record from 1997 with five interceptions as a rookie.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Loose with the football, DeShone Kizer held onto his starting job.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback, who upped his NFL-leading interception total to 19 with two more picks Sunday, will start this week when the winless Browns play in Chicago.

“It is still DeShone,” coach Hue Jackson said Monday.

Following Sunday’s 27-10 loss to Baltimore, Jackson raised the possibility of a change at quarterback after Kizer had three more turnovers and appeared to take the loss — Cleveland’s 14th straight — particularly hard.

However, Jackson said he feels Kizer is mentally and physically prepared to continue a season that has been brutally tough on the league’s youngest quarterback.

“If he wasn’t up to the challenge, then if I needed to make a change, then I would,” Jackson said. “I think he is up to the challenge. He has some improving to do. He has some work to do this week to continue to get better, but he is going to start at quarterback for us.”

The 21-year-old Kizer has been wildly inconsistent for the Browns (0-14), who haven’t surrounded him with enough talent and yet are trying to decide if he can be their long-term QB. From week to week, Kizer’s performances have ranged from solid to sorry,

“I hate to say it this way but it is true — we have seen a pendulum swing like this with DeShone,” Jackson said. “This week it did not go so well. The next week he plays well. This week he does not go as well. The next week he plays well. Hopefully, that cycle holds true and this week he comes back, gets himself ready and he goes out there and plays his tail off.

“That is the way I see it and I still think with him playing with his teammates that he gives us the best opportunity to get us a victory.”

The Browns have two weeks to avoid becoming the second team to go 0-16, and they believe Kizer gives them the best chance to get a win despite his turnover troubles.

Against the Ravens, Kizer forced one pass into triple coverage in Baltimore’s end zone and badly overthrew a receiver for another pick. He finished 20 of 37 for 146 yards and got sacked twice, fumbling on a strip that was recovered by the Ravens for a touchdown.

But despite the rough outing, Jackson feels the only way for Kizer to improve is to keep playing him. Jackson has tried to modify his game plan to suit Kizer, but it’s on his young QB to value the ball.

“He has to find the small wins for himself as he is in those situations and playing,” Jackson said. “He has to do a better job of taking care of the ball, and he has to do a better job of understanding the situation as it happens.”

Kizer’s body language wasn’t good after the game, prompting Jackson to entertain a switch. It’s understandable he would be dejected, but several of his teammates feel Kizer has grown despite the lumps he’s taken.

“DeShone, being a young guy, a rookie coming in, has handled this as well as he can,” center JC Tretter said. “It has obviously been a long year. I applaud him and his ability to come in each and every day looking to get better and looking to develop and understand more of the offense and understand more looks. In the building, we see the progress of him recognizing defenses, picking up blitzes and everything like that.

“He is doing everything you ask for him to. Obviously, the results haven’t been there as a team, but I think DeShone, his attitude and the way he prepares is exactly what you look for.”

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With or without Carson Wentz, the Eagles have sealed up a first-round bye.

Sunday’s 34-29 win over the Giants guaranteed that Philadelphia (12-2) will watch the wild-card round from home while keeping pace for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.

Minnesota’s 34-7 romp over the Bengals prevented Philadelphia from sealing up the top spot, but the Eagles control their destiny over the Vikings (11-3) with games remaining against the Raiders and Cowboys.

Here’s what we learned from Philly’s victory over the G-Men:

1. The Giants (2-12) had a chance to win the game on fourth-and-goal from Philly’s 11-yard line with 48 ticks on the clock. It was not to be, though, as Eli Manning’s pass sailed over the head of rookie tight end Evan Engram. Another ugly result for a Giants team that dialed up its finest performance on offense all year, piling up more points than in any game over the past two seasons under fired coach Ben McAdoo. Manning threw for a career-high 252 yards in the first half and finished with 434 yards on the day, his most in two years. Early scoring drives of 75, 75 and 80 yards were highlighted by a 67-yard catch-and-run to pay dirt by Sterling Shepard (11/139/1), who made a huge impact in the passing game along with wideout Tavarres King (2/70/1) and Engram (8/87). Eli tossed a bad pick before the half that led to an Eagles score, but would arguably have earned the win if kicker Aldrick Rosas didn’t have a field and an extra point blocked.

2. Nick Foles wasn’t the reason Philly’s defense doubled as an open barn door for much of the showdown. In his first start, the experienced Wentz understudy finished 24-of-38 passing for 237 yards, wiping away a 20-7 deficit and throwing for four scoring strikes, his most since a wild, seven-touchdown outing against the Raiders in 2013. Foles came out winging the ball, going four of four on Philly’s opening touchdown drive and showing chemistry with Alshon Jeffery (4/49/1) and Nelson Agholor (7/59/1). The Eagles were helped by a pair of killer Giants mistakes — Eli’s pick and a blocked punt — that triggered two quick touchdowns and a 21-20 lead before the break. The turnovers helped, but Foles played a clean game from start to finish.

3. What did we learn about Philly’s long-term chances in the playoffs, minus Wentz? I saw a coaching staff that refused to play around Foles, allowing him to throw the ball and gain comfort with his wideouts against a division opponent. You can’t duplicate what Wentz does pre-snap, his remarkable footwork, the eyes in the back of his head or his knack for dialing up big-time throws that rip the heart out of opponents. Foles, though, committed no turnovers and generated six scoring drives. What more can you ask from a No. 2? If the defense can hold up its side of the bargain, Philly remains a genuine Super Bowl threat in the NFC.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night.

Rodgers was hurt Oct. 15 during a loss to Minnesota. He returned to practice Dec. 2 and is eligible to rejoin the 53-man roster Friday, which means the two-time MVP could suit up for Green Bay’s game Sunday at Carolina.

“It’s been a long road … but I’m happy to say I’ve been medically cleared to return,” Rodgers wrote Tuesday night. “Thanks for all the love, support, prayers and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr. (Pat) McKenzie and our incredible training staff.”

The Packers (7-6) likely need to win their final three games to make the playoffs.

Rodgers had his collarbone scanned Monday morning. That afternoon, with the team in the middle of game-planning for Carolina, coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t sure whether Rodgers or backup Brett Hundley would be his quarterback.

“I’d like to know as soon as possible,” McCarthy said. “Frankly, it’s best for Aaron to know as soon as possible. He’s the one that has to get ready and, obviously, in his mind he’s ready to go if you watch him practice and the conversations with him. But this is a medical decision and Dr. McKenzie is in touch with a number of different medical experts and they’re evaluating the information.”

Those meetings ran deep into Tuesday before a conclusion was reached.

The Packers were 4-2 in Rodgers’ six starts, including the Minnesota game, where he was hurt on the second possession on a hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. In the three prior games, he threw 10 touchdown passes with only one interception in in consecutive victories over Cincinnati, Chicago and Dallas.

After playing the Panthers, who at 9-4 are in position for the top NFC wild card, the Packers have a rematch against NFC North-leading Minnesota before finishing the season at Detroit. Green Bay’s final three opponents have a combined record of 26-13.

The Packers went 3-4 in Hundley’s seven starts, including back-to-back overtime wins over Tampa Bay and Cleveland that kept their playoff hopes alive and made Rodgers’ return a tantalizing possibility.

“We’ve got a chance,” left tackle David Bakhtiari said after Sunday’s victory at Cleveland. “We know what the magic number is. We still have everything in front of us. It’s go time.”

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to self-destruct on Sunday. Their offense was wildly inconsistent, and it started with quarterback Jameis Winston, who accounted for three turnovers in a 24-21 loss to the Detroit Lions that dropped them to 4-9.

In Winston’s second game back from injury, he threw two interceptions and had a lost fumble, setting up 14 points for the Lions. A franchise quarterback should not turn the ball over this much in a game at home when he’s fully-healthy.

The first interception came on second-and-9 in the second quarter. Rolling out of the pocket, Winston underthrew wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and cornerback Darius Slay cut in to take it. The takeaway set up a Lions touchdown by Golden Tate. While Winston’s pass was poorly thrown, Jackson didn’t appear to put much effort into the route.

“Twenty-three (Slay) made a great play,” Winston said. “I have to make a better throw or not throw it at all. Mike [Evans] was coming over late from the backside. I need to make a better decision there.”

Winston’s second pick came on the opening drive of the third quarter. Trying to hit tight end O.J. Howard on a seam route. He instead saw his pass land in the hands of cornerback Quandre Diggs, whom Winston and Koetter both believe got away with pass interference. Howard would have been in position to make the catch otherwise.

“I’m confident in saying that Jameis thought [O.J.] was going to be able to run by,” Koetter said. “Jameis thought [O.J.] was going to be able to get through the corner and safety there — that’s what it looked like to me, but I [was] looking at it from the side view.”

Winston might have been charged with a third interception when a pass intended for Jackson bounced out of the receiver’s hands and was recovered by Diggs, but the call was reversed and the play ruled an incomplete pass. Later, Winston fumbled as he was sacked at the Detroit 45-yard line, setting up another Lions touchdown.

“Listen, I don’t have eyes in the back of my head. They have a defense that plays too,” Winston said. “I know it’s a big thing of me ‘doing too much to try to make a play’ but that happens in the NFL. Obviously I have to do a better job of taking care of the football. The other turnovers — I can’t control those but I can definitely control mine and those three were very bad on me.”

Winston has now turned the ball over 53 times in 42 career games — second only to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles since 2015. Last week against the Green Bay Packers, Winston’s fumble was returned by Dean Lowry for a touchdown that proved the difference-maker in a game that went into overtime.

He was able to deliver two touchdowns in the second half against the Lions: a 2-yard pass at the beginning of the fourth quarter on third-and-goal, with Howard selling the block and out-running a defensive end to the corner of the end zone; and then, off play-action, Winston found offensive tackle Leonard Wester (who had checked in as an eligible receiver) for another 2-yard touchdown, tying the game at 21-21.

“We still fought back and [had] a chance at this game,” Winston said. “If we score on those drives and don’t turn it over, it’s a different story. I have to do a better job of taking care of the football.”

It wasn’t just on Winston. At the end of the first quarter, Howard fumbled a 21-yard catch at the Detroit 17-yard line that was recovered by Diggs. Running back Doug Martin, who had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, fumbled on third-and-1 late in the second quarter when the Bucs were at the Lions’ 23-yard line with a chance to tie it up just before halftime.

“It’s definitely frustrating, it’s definitely frustrating,” said Martin, who said that he needed to have the ball closer to his body on the play. “We’ve talked about protecting the ball all year and we’ve done a decent job of it, but this game, definitely not so.”

After Sunday’s loss, coupled with what happened in Green Bay last week, however, the Bucs now have 20 turnovers for the season, tied for fifth-most in the league.

They also have 83 penalties — 17th in the league — although no number can speak to the untimeliness of an illegal use of hands by Caleb Benenoch wiping out a 15-yard catch by Evans on a two-minute drive. Or the false start penalty with the game tied late in the fourth quarter. Or what happened last week when Evan Smith’s penalty killed the Bucs’ two-minute drill, instead sending them into overtime. Those penalties can’t happen, especially with the defense so short-handed.

Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, their best pass-rusher, left the game in the second quarter with a right shoulder/biceps injury. Already struggling to get pressure even with a healthy McCoy, the defense had to rely on a back end that arguably has been even more inconsistent than the offense this year.

It was, however, able to generate three takeaways, with interceptions from cornerback Brent Grimes and Robert McClain and a fumble recovery from linebacker Lavonte David — holding the Lions to 10 points in the second half. A 46-yard field goal by Matt Prater won the game.

The Bucs were gifted by the schedule gods to play three of their four final games at home. A strong finish to a very rocky Year 3 could go a long way toward helping stoke confidence in Winston that has been waning. For Koetter, he needs all the help he can get to stick around for another year, and he didn’t get that Sunday.

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The Oakland Raiders will hit the road this weekend to begin the final quarter of the regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Sunday’s game will conclude the season series between these two longtime AFC West rivals, as the Raiders won their first matchup in Oakland back in October.

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This week’s game starts a stretch of three road games in the final four weeks of the regular season for the Raiders, with the team also traveling to Philadelphia to play the Eagles (Week 16) and Los Angeles to play the Chargers (Week 17) after a home game next week against the Dallas Cowboys.

Last Sunday, the Raiders won their matchup with the New York Giants by a final score of 24-17. For the second straight week, the defense held the opponent under 300 yards of total offense, allowing just 265 yards to the Giants. The unit posted three sacks on the day with LB Bruce Irvin and DE Khalil Mack leading the charge as they each posted one sack-fumble that resulted in a turnover. DL Denico Autry also got in on the action, posting his third sack in two games. RB Marshawn Lynch paced the offense, tallying his first 100-yard game as a Raider, rushing for 101 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown, a 51-yarder to open the scoring in the first quarter. WR Cordarrelle Patterson led the team’s receivers, totaling 97 yards on four receptions, including a 59-yard catch and run late in the game, helping Oakland seal the victory. WR Johnny Holton hauled in his third touchdown of the season and RB DeAndré Washington also rushed for a 9-yard score. P Marquette King was once again effective throughout the contest, averaging 50.0 yards per punt and pinning the Giants inside their own 20-yard line twice.

Next week, the Raiders will host their final home game of the regular season with a matchup against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs will host the Chargers at Arrowhead next Saturday night.

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WR Cordarrelle Patterson ranks first among wide receivers in the NFL over the last two weeks in yards after catch, totaling 128 yards on just seven receptions and eight targets. Making the most of his opportunities, Patterson has recorded a 50-plus-yard reception in the fourth quarter in each of the last two games to help seal the victory for the Raiders.

Additionally, C.P. has averaged a staggering 18.3 yards after the catch per reception since Week 12, the most among qualifying receivers. The next closest is Sterling Shepard with an 11.3 average.

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Overview: After starting off the season with a 5-0 record, Kansas City enters Week 14 in the midst of a four-game skid. Under direction of fifth-year Head Coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs are in a three-way tie with the Raiders and the Chargers for first place in the AFC West with a record of 6-6. The Raiders won the first matchup in Week 7, a 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football in Oakland. Kansas City enters Week 14 following a 38-31 loss to the New York Jets.

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Offense: Veteran QB Alex Smith continues to lead the offense in his fifth season in Kansas City while ranking in the top five in almost every passing category. Smith has completed 67.9 percent of his passes, good for third in the league, while tossing 23 touchdowns against just four interceptions for a passer rating of 107.2, the second best in the NFL. Rookie RB Kareem Hunt has been explosive in the backfield, and ranks third in the NFL with 930 rushing yards on 193 carries with four touchdowns. Additionally, Hunt has recorded 39 receptions for 367 yards with two touchdowns. TE Travis Kelce leads the team in both receptions (66) and touchdowns (seven). After a successful rooking campaign, WR Tyreek Hill has recorded 60 receptions and a team-high 911 receiving yards with six touchdowns.

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Defense: The Chiefs’ defense has allowed 382.2 yards per game and rank 15th in the league with 22.8 points allowed. The secondary is led by Oakland native CB Marcus Peters, who has three interceptions with 63 return yards. DB Terrance Mitchell has also added two interceptions this season. Veteran LB Justin Houston is still pestering opposing quarterbacks in his seventh year, posting a team-high 8.5 sacks on the year, which is tied for eighth in the AFC.

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• Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1987-88 and earned a degree in political science from the University of Kansas while playing for the Chiefs.

• Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee coached tight ends for three seasons (2010-2012) for Kansas City.

• Raiders C Rodney Hudson was originally drafted by Kansas City in the second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent four years with the Chiefs from 2011-2014, playing in 51 games with 35 starts.

• Raiders CB Sean Smith spent three seasons with the Chiefs from 2013-15, appearing in 45 games with 44 starts and recording 129 tackles with five interceptions.

• Chiefs DB Ron Parker played in three games for the Raiders in 2011.

• Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie was in the scouting department of the Green Bay Packers when Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid coached the tight ends/offensive line (1992-1996) and quarterbacks (1997-1998).

• Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck worked on Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2004-2011.

College Connections

• Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid coached at San Francisco State as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach from 1983-85. Chiefs tight ends coach Tom Melvin, who played on the offensive line under Reid, went on to begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant at San Francisco State from 1984-85.

• Chiefs wide receivers coach Greg Lewis held the same position at San Jose State in 2013.

• Raiders CB Dexter McDonald played collegiately at the University of Kansas and grew up in Kansas City, Mo.

• Chiefs T Mitchell Schwartz started all 51 games he played in at Cal, starting 35 games at left tackle and 16 at right tackle.

• Chiefs OL Cameron Erving was part of a line that protected Raiders QB EJ Manuel at Florida State in 2012 after practicing against him in 2011 as part of the defensive line. Erving was also teammates with Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. from 2012-14, facing each other in practice on opposing lines.

Hometown Connections

• Chiefs tight ends coach Tom Melvin is a native of Redwood City, Calif., and attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto. His cousin, Bob Melvin, is the current manager of the Oakland Athletics.

• Chiefs CB Marcus Peters is a native of Oakland, Calif., and he attended McClymonds High School.

• Raiders DE Khalil Mack and Chiefs WR Albert Wilson played their high school football in the St. Lucie County District Florida. Mack attended Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Fla. (class of ’09) and Wilson attended Port St. Lucie High School (class of ’10).

• Chiefs CB Terrance Mitchell is a native of Sacramento, Calif., where he attended Luther Burbank High School and earned Metro League Offensive MVP honors in 2009.

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ATLANTA — Every week, Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn emphasizes the importance of winning on third down and in the red zone. Sunday’s loss showed exactly why Quinn harps on it all the time.

The Falcons felt good about themselves entering the matchup with the Minnesota Vikings as they had the league’s top third-down offense, converting 48.1 percent of those opportunities. Plus, the defense made some big stops in last week’s win over Tampa Bay.

But it all went for naught, as third-down struggles on both sides and settling for field goals on offense eventually led to the Falcons’ demise in a 14-9 loss.

Not only did the Falcons’ three-game winning streak come to an end, but now the playoff picture becomes a little fuzzier. The Falcons are 7-5 and among the group of teams trying to hold on to a wild-card spot right next to the Seattle Seahawks, whom they beat in Week 11. It won’t be easy for the Falcons to secure a postseason berth with the league’s toughest schedule to finish, which includes two games against the rival New Orleans Saints and a rematch with a defense just as tough and physical as the Vikings’ in the Carolina Panthers.

In order to make a playoff push, the Falcons can’t fall back on bad habits like they did against the Vikings. They were 1-for-10 on third down a week after going 11-of-14 against the Buccaneers. Some of the seven penalties the Falcons picked up contributed to their third-down woes.

“I thought we had too many third-and-7s,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “I think one of the points of emphasis for us during the week was to try and be efficient on first and second down. We didn’t do a good job of that.

“They are a very good defense. We knew it was going to be tough sledding at times, but we’ve got to be more productive and put ourselves in better positions. When we get our chances on third downs, we’ve got to make some plays.”

The Falcons were 0-for-1 in the red zone and settled for three Matt Bryant field goals for the entire day — and Bryant even missed a key 45-yarder late. The players totally backed Quinn’s decision to go with that field goal with 5 minutes, 4 seconds remaining and the Falcons facing fourth-and-4 from the Vikings’ 27 rather than gamble and go for it. Besides, they needed as many points as possible with touchdowns hard to come by against a stingy Vikings defense.

The only other time the Falcons scored in single digits this season was a 23-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7.

“We just have to get back in rhythm,” Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said. “Today, we were just missing offensively. … From our standpoint, we’re way better than nine points. We just have to get it fixed.”

Defensively, the Falcons missed tackles and let the Vikings go over 100 yards rushing. The defense allowed NFC Offensive Player of the Month Case Keenum to complete 25 of 30 passes for 227 yards with two touchdowns and a 120.4 passer rating. They allowed the Vikings to convert 6 of 12 third downs, including a crucial third-and-4 in the late stages that resulted in Keenum’s 22-yard connection with Adam Thielen, a conversion that all but sealed the victory. Allowing the Vikings to convert those third downs was a reason Minnesota had the ball almost 10 minutes longer.

“That ain’t good at all,” Falcons defensive back Ricardo Allen said of the Vikings converting 50 percent on third down. “That kept a lot of their drives going. We just have to get off the field on third down.

“They didn’t really throw any challenging balls. [Keenum] took what we gave him. It wasn’t like they were out there dicing us up or anything. Whatever we gave them, they took. And if they had to punt the ball, they punted the ball.”

Back on offense, Ryan couldn’t find that connection with Jones, who had just two catches for 24 yards on six targets while matched up a lot against Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Devonta Freeman rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries in his return from a concussion, which is a positive sign for the Falcons for the remainder of the season. But it didn’t help the cause Sunday.

The Falcons’ next challenge is a quick turnaround, with not much time to prepare for Thursday night’s NFC South showdown with the rival and division-leading Saints. One aspect the Falcons do have in their favor is the game being at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the final part of a three-game homestand.

“It’s already preparation for Thursday night,” Allen said. “We’ve got to go get it.”