Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - It was business as usual for Matt Ryan.
For the third straight week, Ryan led the Falcons to a go-ahead scoring drive
and Atlanta is 6-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Matt Bryant kicked a 55-yard field goal with one second remaining and the
Falcons edged the Oakland Raiders, 23-20, on Sunday.
Ryan, who shook off three first-half interceptions, got the ball at his own
20-yard line with 40 seconds left and the game tied at 20-20 following Darren
McFadden's 2-yard TD run.
He found Jacquizz Rodgers for gains of seven and nine yards before finding
Harry Douglas for a short 4-yard pickup to put the ball at the Falcons' 40-
yard line with 26 ticks on the clock.
Facing a 3rd-and-6 two plays later, Ryan fired a 10-yard completion to
Gonzalez to move the chains. With a timeout in hand and 12 seconds to play,
Ryan hit Gonzalez for a 13-yard reception over the middle, which set up
Bryant missed his first field goal of the season earlier on in the contest,
but atoned for it by sneaking his field-goal attempt just inside the left
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