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.