Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Ryan threw for 273 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the injury-plagued Atlanta Falcons to a 31-20 win over the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ryan was without the services of his two favorite targets, wide receivers
Julio Jones and Roddy White. Jones went on injured reserve after undergoing
foot surgery on Monday and White, who had been battling a hamstring issue all
season, was held out of the lineup.
Harry Douglas was the big benefactor, compiling a career-best 149 yards and a
touchdown on seven catches for Atlanta (2-4), which had lost three straight to
AFC East opponents. Jacquizz Rodgers also had a big day with eight catches for
46 yards and a pair of scores out of the backfield.
Mike Glennon went 26-of-44 for 256 yards and two touchdowns for Tampa Bay
(0-6) in his third career start. Doug Martin gained 47 yards on the ground
before leaving with an apparent shoulder injury.
Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 138 yards and two scores.
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