Vikings' Jaren Hall concussed on big goal-line hit, Joshua Dobbs replaces him

Minnesota rookie Jaren Hall's day ended in the first quarter with a goal-line concussion.

Vikings rookie quarterback Jaren Hall's first NFL start lasted less than a quarter after he was ruled out with a concussion. (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback injury woes grew on Sunday. In his first start after the season-ending injury to Kirk Cousins, rookie Jaren Hall sustained an injury that knocked him out of the game, which Minnesota won 31-28 against Atlanta.

In his first two possessions, Hall completed 5 of 6 passes for 78 yards, the longest a 47-yard strike to a wide-open Alexander Mattison. Hall led the Vikings down to the Atlanta 4, and on a broken third-down play he attempted to scramble his way into the end zone. Atlanta's Jeff Okudah met him before Hall could cross the goal line, rattling Hall with an intense hit that left the rookie flat on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf.

Joshua Dobbs, the former Arizona Cardinals quarterback acquired this past week in a trade after Cousins' injury, finished the game in spectacular fashion, leading the Vikings to victory on a 6-yard TD pass to Brandon Powell with 27 seconds left. Dobbs finished 20-of-30 for 158 passing yards and two touchdowns.