Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • STL 421
    • 393 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • STL 1
    • 0 ATL
  • Possession

    STL ATL
    30:17 29:43
  • 1st Downs

    • STL 24
    • 19 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: ATL -7.0
Attendance: 70,056
98%
Capacity: 71,250
Referees: Scott Green
9/16/2013 Associated Press

Jones' 182 yards, TD lift Falcons past Rams

Julio Jones hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, and the Atlanta Falcons held on for their first win of the season, 31-24 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Rams0371424
Falcons14100731
first QuarterSTLATL
TD
8:42
Steven Jackson 8 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
11 plays, 80 yards, 6:26
06
XP
8:34
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
11 plays, 80 yards, 6:26
07
TD
1:31
Julio Jones 81 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
3 plays, 84 yards, 0:39
013
XP
1:19
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
3 plays, 84 yards, 0:39
014
second QuarterSTLATL
TD
11:41
Osi Umenyiora 68 Yard Interception Return
9 plays, 117 yards, 4:54
021
XP
11:25
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
9 plays, 117 yards, 4:54
021
FG
6:33
Greg Zuerlein 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 69 yards, 4:56
321
FG
0:14
Matt Bryant 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 46 yards, 2:55
324
third QuarterSTLATL
TD
1:38
Tavon Austin 6 Yard Pass From Sam Bradford
6 plays, 74 yards, 1:50
924
XP
1:30
Greg Zuerlein Kick is Good
6 plays, 74 yards, 1:50
1024
fourth QuarterSTLATL
TD
12:02
Austin Pettis 3 Yard Pass From Sam Bradford
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:03
1624
XP
11:57
Greg Zuerlein Kick is Good
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:03
1724
TD
6:18
Jason Snelling 11 Yard Run
9 plays, 80 yards, 5:45
1730
XP
6:12
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 5:45
1731
TD
2:16
Tavon Austin 10 Yard Pass From Sam Bradford
16 plays, 80 yards, 4:03
2331
XP
2:09
Greg Zuerlein Kick is Good
16 plays, 80 yards, 4:03
2431

Research Notes

  • Sam Bradford completed 19-of-35 passes thrown 5 yards or fewer downfield Sunday, setting a career high in short attempts. The league average completion percentage on those throws last year was 68%, and no team averaged lower than 58%. Though the Rams dropped back to pass on 57-of-73 plays (78%), Bradford's average pass traveled 5.6 yards downfield, more than three-quarters of a yard less than last year's lowest quarterback average (Christian Ponder, 6.4 air yards per attempt).

  • Matt Ryan was 13-of-17 for 209 yards and an 81-yard touchdown to Julio Jones against at least five pass rushers, continuing his stellar start against added pressure. Ryan has completed more than three-quarters of his passes against added pressure, averaging 12.5 yards per attempt this season. Ryan completed 61.5 percent of passes and averaged 7.5 yards per attempt last year.

  • Matt Ryan now has 41 games with at least 2 Pass TD, the fifth-most by any player through his first six seasons.

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