Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/12

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons lines up for a play during the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at the Georgia Dome on October 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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 neutralize them." Atlanta controlled...
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