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Sandy doesn't stop Atlanta's air attack in Philly

Published On: Oct 28 2012 04:13:15 PM CDT
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Matt Ryan passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns as visiting Atlanta had little trouble with Philadelphia and its new offensive coordinator.

Julio Jones led the receiving corps with five catches for 123 yards and a score and Jason Snelling found the end zone for the first time this season for the Falcons (7-0), who had little trouble passing despite the wind from approaching Hurricane Sandy.

The Eagles (3-4), who replaced defensive coordinator Juan Castillo during the bye week, allowed Atlanta to streak out to a 24-7 lead at the half. The loss dropped head coach Andy Reid to 13-1 following the bye week.

The Falcons had little trouble moving the ball early in the game, eating up 8:44 on a 16-play opening drive before Ryan found Drew Davis for a 15-yard touchdown. Ryan showed off Atlanta’s quick-strike ability with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jones that made it 21-7 with 6:41 left in the half.

Philadelphia held the Falcons out of the end zone in the second half but could not close the gap. Michael Vick passed for 176 yards and a touchdown and did not turn the ball over.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Eagles, who entered with the worst turnover differential in the NFL, did not commit a turnover on Sunday. … Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. … The Falcons improved to 15-0 when Ryan throws three TD passes.


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