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Final Score: Atlanta 31, St. Louis 24

Atlanta,  GA (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan had 374 yards passing with a pair of 
touchdowns, Julio Jones put forth a monster 11-catch, 182-yard performance and 
the  Atlanta Falcons  held off a late  St. Louis Rams comeback to take a 31-24 
victory on Sunday. 

Ryan  was extremely  efficient, completing 33-of-43 throws to help the Falcons 
(1-1) bounce back from their Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints. 

Jones  had an 81-yard touchdown to highlight his impressive day, Osi Umenyiora 
scored  on  a 68-yard interception  return and  Steven Jackson reached the end 
zone against his former team before leaving with an injured thigh. 

Sam  Bradford threw for touchdowns on his last three possessions, but the Rams 
(1-1)  were unable to dig themselves out of 24-3 halftime deficit. Rookie wide 
receiver Tavon Austin caught two touchdowns in the setback.

 
 

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