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Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards, rookie Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally from Seattle for a 30-28 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
Ryan was brilliant in the first half. He started out 13-for-15 and had a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez on Atlanta's first possession. Michael Turner also ran for touchdowns of 21 and 1 yards in the first half.
Matt Bryant's 50-yard field goal early in the third quarter gave Atlanta (2-2) a 27-7 lead.
That's when Seattle's rally started. Tarvaris Jackson threw for three TDs, but the Seahawks (1-3) couldn't complete the comeback, and Steven Hauschka missed a 61-yard field goal attempt with 13 seconds left.
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The Atlanta Falcons matchup with the Seattle Seahawks proved to be a tale of two halves for the Dirty Birds at CenturyLink Field. Things started out as perfect as possible for Atlanta, as the defense forced Seattle’s abysmal offense into a quick three-and-out and the offense drove down on the Seahawks defense, ending a 12 play, 72-yard drive with...
Matt Ryan did plenty with his arm and his legs. Atlanta's star was still stuck having to watch a 61-yard field-goal attempt fall short in the waning seconds to avoid a huge Falcons meltdown.
Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards, and rookie Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards as the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally for a 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Seattle. AP
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Michael Turner ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns and Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards and one score, as the Atlanta Falcons escaped with a 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Trailing by two with less than two minutes to go in the game, Seattle began its the final drive from the 15-yard line, moving the ball up to the Atlanta 45 and looked to be in good shape to steal the game, with...
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Well, we won!
And like I said last week, a W is, in fact, A W.
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