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San Diego Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Atlanta made itself at home again in San Diego and extended its perfect mark there with a dominating victory. Quarterback Matt Ryan passed for three touchdowns and safety Thomas DeCoud led a strong defensive effort as the Falcons manhandled the Chargers in a 27-3 victory before 61,297 fans Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. The win was Atlanta's sixth consecutive in San Diego and its eighth victory in nine meeting with the Chargers. San Diego's lone win occurred in 1988. The Falcons also ended the Chargers' streak of 151 games in a row of scoring at least a touchdown. The last time it occurred was Nov. 24, 2002, when they lost a 30-3 decision at Miami. Atlanta's defense was a catalyst for Sunday's rout. "I thought we had a very good plan," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "(Defensive coordinator) Mike Nolan and his staff did a great job in putting a plan together. There were some things we were concerned about, but we were able to neu...
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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons came into San Diego looking to improve to 3-0 on the young season. Not only did they win, they showed the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with.The Matt Ryan led Falcons started the game with an opening 10 play 80-yard drive that ended with a Falcon 6 on the board. The offense would falter on the next two drives, but answered...
How many quarterbacks have won 40 games or more in their first four seasons, since 1950?Three: Dan Marino, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan.Prior to last season, only Marino had accomplished such a feat.However, one must consider that the NFL went to a 16-game format in 1978, it is still an average of 10 wins per year.And that is good. REALLY good.Matt Ryan is now in his fifth season as...
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan turned in another top-notch fantasy performance Sunday against the Chargers, though his day could have been better if San Diego would have put up more of a fight.Fantasy Spin:Ryan threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, but all three came prior to halftime. The Falcons led 20-0 at the half and Ryan didn't have to throw much in the third and fourth.
A number of designers have taken their shot at redesigning the Atlanta Falcons helmets and uniforms to their liking.Could you imagine Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, or Roddy White wearing something like this?Featured are a number of Atlanta Falcons helmets and uniform designs. Some are interesting options that fans may like and others may strike a nerve with some fans.Images are by...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and safety Thomas DeCoud had two interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Atlanta Falcons, who overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.
Ryan completed 30 of 40 passes for 275 yards, with his first interception of the season, and a passer rating of 107.8 for the Falcons...
The Atlanta Falcons dismissed the notion that a short week and a cross-country flight would work against them.
For whatever reason, the Falcons are comfortable on the West Coast, particularly San Diego. How else to explain why they overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3?
''I thought everybody was fresh and we started out fast - offense, defense, special teams,''...
No matter how much Atlanta coach Mike Smith tries to level expectations, he knows that the leadership of quarterback Matt Ryan and the arrival of defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have made the Falcons heavy favorites to win the NFC South.
A 27-3 victory at San Diego gave the Falcons a two-game lead over Carolina and Tampa Bay in the division, but Smith doesn't buy that Atlanta...
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and safety Thomas DeCoud had two interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Atlanta Falcons, who overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.
Ryan completed 30 of 40 passes for 275 yards, with his first interception of the season, and a passer rating of 107.8 for the Falcons (3-0), who improved...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. In a league with Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, it's perhaps surprising that the best quarterback play in the NFL through the league's first three games is coming from the Falcons' Matt Ryan.
That's not a knock against Ryan, it's just that one might think that from an illustrious group that includes the league'...
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...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons looked right at home in San Diego -- again.
Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and safety Thomas DeCoud had two interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Atlanta Falcons, who overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.
The Falcons quickly turned a matchup of unbeaten teams into...
I still can’t believe it. In a quarterback-driven league that features marquee names like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, it’s truly amazing to see the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan leading the league with a 114 quarterback rating. What’s even better than Ryan’s QB rating though is the Falcons’ 3-0 record so far this season. They are...
For one afternoon, anyway, the San Diego Chargers looked suspiciously like they did last year.
The Chargers had four costly turnovers in a 27-3 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, with the giveaways quickly turning a showdown of undefeated teams into a one-sided fight.
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and safety Thomas DeCoud had two interceptions...
It's only three games in, but right now the Atlanta Falcons look as if they are as good as any team in the NFL.
With new offensive and defensive coordinators, their makeover appears a success as they improved to 3-0 on Sunday by putting a 27-3 thumping on San Diego, one of only six remaining unbeaten teams in the league.
Sunday had set up as a classic "letdown" game...