Ryan, Falcons hold off Broncos

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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Denver Broncos to take a 27-21 victory on Monday.

Ryan completed 24-of-36 passes and improved to 27-4 in regular-season games at the Georgia Dome in his career.

Roddy White led all receivers with eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Tony Gonzalez hauled in seven passes for 70 yards and a score for the Falcons (2-0).

Michael Turner rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, including a 15-yard gain late in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Peyton Manning went 24-of-37 through the air for 241 yards and a touchdown, but could not overcome three first-quarter interceptions for Denver (1-1).

Willis McGahee carried the ball 22 times for 113 yards and two scores in the defeat.

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