Originally written on ajc.com  |  Last updated 11/27/11
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The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders kick up their heels performing during a time out in 1st half action against the Vikings. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com For the second consecutive outing, the Falcons built a nice lead only to nearly let it slip away. Instead of routing the Minnesota Vikings, they settled for a 24-14 victory Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Cornerback Christopher Owens helped save the game with a tackle on Minnesota’s Percy Harvin, who raced 104 yards on a kickoff return before he was pulled down on the Falcons 3 with 6:28 to play. The Vikings came away with no points. “The most pivotal play in the ballgame, in my opinion,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon moments later had one just as crucial with a stop on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1. After catching Harvin, Owens sacked Christian Ponder for a 2-yard loss. On second and third downs, the Vikings tried to plow Harvin up the middle; he gained 3 and 1 yards, settingup …
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