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Bryant keeps Falcons perfect with late FG

8:24 PM, Sep 30, 2012   |    comments
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (3) kicks the game-winning field goal as punter Matt Bosher (5) holds the ball against the Carolina Panthers to end the game at the Georgia Dome. (Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Matt Bryant made a 40-yard field goal with five seconds remaining and the Atlanta Falcons stayed perfect with a 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Trailing 28-27, the Falcons took over from their own 1-yard line with 59 seconds remaining. On the first play, Roddy White hauled in a 59-yard pass. A defensive pass interference penalty put the ball at the Carolina 35. Matt Ryan completed two passes before Bryant kicked the game-winning field goal.

Ryan completed 25-of-40 passes for 369 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for the Falcons (4-0), who are off to their first 4-0 start since 2004.

White caught eight passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Turner carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards and hauled in three passes for 68 yards and a score.


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