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Bryant, Ryan Cap Third Straight Comeback


The Falcons didn't win pretty on Sunday.

In fact, they haven't won pretty lately, but they keep winning.

It wasn't until five seconds remained in the game that the Falcons felt good about winning the game. That point came just as Matt Bryant's 55-yard field goal split the uprights. His first kick, called dead after a Raiders timeout, missed by a number of yards.

On a day full of second chances, Bryant hit the next one he tried and Atlanta improved to 6-0.

The Falcons struggled on offense for much of the day and go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter was accomplished by the defense. Asante Samuel turned an interception into a pick-6 as he took the pass unintended for him back 79 yards to put the Falcons up 20-13.

Atlanta's defense, who spent a lot of the game on the field, allowed a touchdown on the next drive, leaving the Falcons with 39 seconds to make yet another comeback.

And for the third straight week, the Falcons did just that.

Matt Ryan used 5-of-6 passing to get the Falcons to the Oakland 37-yard line. On the cusp of his range, Bryant hit the 14th game-winner of his career.

It was the 19th game-winning fourth-quarter drive for Ryan.

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