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This Sunday the Atlanta Falcons will travel to San Diego to face the San Diego Chargers.Both teams are 2-0 and are led by two premier quarterbacks in Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers. Both teams stand alone atop of the respective divisions and will look to add to their leads and go to 3-0 with a victory on Sunday.The Falcons are looking to build off their Monday night win against the Broncos and move to 3-0 for the first time since 2004. In order to accomplish this, Matt Ryan is going to have to play at the high level of play that he has shown so far this year. Ryan has yet to throw an interception this season and this has helped him to become the highest-rated passer in the league at 117.6. But, if the Falcons want to win this matchup, then they are going to need a big game from the former San Diego Charger in Micheal Turner. Turner spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Chargers, serving primarily as LaDainian Tomlinson's backup before signing as a free agent with the Fal...
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