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MATT RYAN THREW for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a 27-21 victory over the Denver Broncos in the National Football League on Monday night.
Quarterback Ryan completed 24-of-36 passes for the Falcons who had to withstand a final quarter rally by the Broncos.
Roddy White led all pass receivers with eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Tony Gonzalez grabbed seven passes for 70 yards and a score for the Falcons, who have won both their games to start the 2012 season.
Michael Turner ran for 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts, including a 15-yard gain late in the final quarter to claim the victory.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 24-of-37 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown.
Manning engineered the fourth-quarter rally but he could not overcome three first-quarter interceptions for Denver who have one win and one loss on the season.
Willis McGahee ran 22 times for 113 yards and two scores in the loss.
The Broncos entered the fourth quarter behind 27-7 but Denver quickly cut their deficit as McGahee ran across the goal line from two yards out for a score with 11:48 left in the game.
Denver got the ball back at the Atlanta 45-yard line and Manning connected on a pass with Eric Decker for an 18-yard gain to move the ball deep into Atlanta territory.
McGahee converted a fourth-and-goal at the two-yard line with a run into the end zone to bring Denver to within 27-21 with 3:25 remaining.
But Denver would not see the ball again as Ryan connected on a six-yard pass to Julio Jones for a first down just before the two-minute warning.
Two plays later, Turner gained 15-yards to burn Denver’s last time out. That allowed Ryan to kneel the ball twice to kill off the rest of the time on the clock.
(c) AFP, 2012