Bryant's 55-yard FG keeps Falcons perfect

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(Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE)

ATLANTA -- 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's boot.

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 upright.


(The Sports Network)

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