ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan found new ways to get Atlanta’s depleted offense back on track, throwing two touchdown passes to Jacquizz Rodgers and another to Harry Douglas to lead the Falcons to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Falcons (2-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and left the Buccaneers (0-6) still looking for their first win.
Trailing 31-17, the Buccaneers held the ball for 18 plays and over 9 minutes in a marathon fourth-quarter drive. Four penalties on the possession helped force Tampa Bay to settle for Rian Lindell’s 41-yard field goal with 5 minutes remaining.
Lindell added his third field goal of the game, from 36 yards, with 2 minutes remaining. The Falcons ran out the clock after recovering an onside kick.
Ryan completed 20 of 26 passes for 273 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The Falcons needed Ryan’s strong day…
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