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ATLANTA (AP) -- Baltimore backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
Atlanta's Matt Ryan led two touchdown drives, including a scoring pass to Julio Jones, before Painter took over.
Ryan completed 9 of 13 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was 5 for 5 for 71 yards, including the 7-yard touchdown pass to Jones, on the opening drive for Atlanta (No. 13 in the AP Pro32).
Joe Flacco completed 9 of 12 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore (No. 5). The Falcons led 14-0 before Flacco threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson midway through the second quarter.
Each starting quarterback left the game in the second quarter.
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Julio Jones had a monster night for the Falcons against the Ravens in their first preseason game. As you can see from this video, he’s all about the Falcon’s future and it’s past.
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Didn't see this one coming... but that's why you don't take Game 1 of an NFL preseason too seriously...Joe Flacco's offense struggled against the Atlanta Falcon's first-team defense...and the vaunted Ravens defense struggled against Matt Ryan... but the Ravens' 3rd team offense dominated against the Falcons' 2's and 3's...Curtis Painter shines...
Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan had similar stats in their preseason opener.
Flacco had the better support for the Baltimore Ravens.
Flacco and Ryan each threw one touchdown pass, but backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
''I like the way our young guys competed and executed...
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The opening snaps of the NFL preseason has come and gone and the main headlines of Peyton Manning looking sharp, Ryan Matthews and Michael Vick injuries have already been discussed in articles and blogs around the nation. That being said none of those storylines are what caught my eye on the first night of the preseason.
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The Ravens’ defense recovered a fumble at the 10-yard line leading to a Curtis Painter touchdown pass that went to Billy Bajema, the newest tight end.
That was the tying score. The Ravens seem to be playing a bit better in the second half.
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