Ryan, Sanu rally Fal­cons past Pack­ers

Baltimore Sun - - NFL -

Matt Ryan threw an 11-yard touch­down pass to Mo­hamed Sanu with 31 sec­onds re­main­ing, ral­ly­ing the Fal­cons to a 33-32 vic­tory over the Pack­ers on Sun­day in Atlanta.

The Fal­cons (5-3) snapped a two-game los­ing streak, driv­ing 75 yards for the win­ning score af­ter quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers put the Pack­ers (4-3) ahead with his fourth TD pass of the game.

With Julio Jones shut down in the sec­ond half, Ryan turned to Sanu to bail out the Fal­cons. He caught five passes for 50 yards on the fi­nal pos­ses­sion.

Sanu fin­ished with nine catches for 84 yards, both sea­son highs in his first sea­son with the Fal­cons.

Ryan was 28 of 35 for 288 yards and three touch­downs.

Rodgers threw for 246 yards. Pa­tri­ots 41, Bills 25: Tom Brady matched an NFL record in beat­ing the Bills for the 26th time. Brady went 22 of 33 for 315 yards and threw four TDs. He im­proved to 26-3 against the Bills and tied a record set by Brett Favre (26-9 for the Pack­ers against the Lions). Pan­thers 30, Car­di­nals 20: Jonathan Ste­wart ran for 95 yards and two TDs, and Thomas Davis re­turned a fum­ble 46 yards for a score to lead the Pan­thers, who sacked Car­son Palmer eight times. Mo­hamed Sanu of the Fal­cons pulls in the game-win­ning touch­down against the Pack­ers on Sun­day. Raiders 30, Buc­ca­neers 24: Derek Carr threw a 41-yard TD pass to Seth Roberts with 1:45 left in over­time, cap­ping a record-break­ing day for the Raiders in Tampa, Fla. Carr threw for a fran­chis­ere­cord 513 yards, com­plet­ing 40 of 59 passes with­out an in­ter­cep­tion, and the Raiders over­came an NFLrecord 23 penal­ties for 200 yards. Jets 31, Browns 28: Matt Forte ran for 82 yards and a pair of sec­ond­half TDs, help­ing the Jets rally to a sec­ond straight vic­tory. The Browns (0-8) are the league’s only win­less team and have dropped 11 straight. Red­skins 27, Ben­gals 27: The teams played to the sec­ond NFL tie game in seven days, the first time there have been two draws in a sea­son since 1997. The game was played be­fore a sold-out crowd of 84,000 at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in Lon­don. The Red­skins ap­peared to have the game won with 2:13 left in OT, but Dustin Hop­kins hooked his 34-yard field-goal at­tempt wide left. The tie came one week af­ter the Sea­hawks and Car­di­nals tied 6-6. Saints 25, Sea­hawks 20: Drew Brees passed for 265 yards and a TD and scored on a quar­ter­back keeper. Wil Lutz kicked field goals of 22, 53, 21 and 41 yards for the Saints. Chiefs 30, Colts 14: Nick Foles threw two TD passes in re­lief of Alex Smith (con­cus­sion) to lead the Chiefs. Colts QB An­drew Luck fin­ished 19 of 35 for 210 yards, with two TDs, one in­ter­cep­tion and one fum­ble lost. Bron­cos 27, Charg­ers 19: The Bron­cos in­ter­cepted three Philip Rivers passes and had a goal-line stand in the clos­ing min­utes to se­cure the vic­tory. Tex­ans 20, Lions 13: Brock Osweiler threw for 186 yards and a TD to help the Tex­ans win their fifth straight at home. They are 0-3 on the road. Matthew Stafford threw for 240 yards and a TD for the Lions, who had a three-game win­ning streak snapped.

KEVIN C. COX/GETTY

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