Cordarrelle Patterson snags one-handed TD catch as Atlanta Falcons try to mount comeback

TAMPA, Fla. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan shuffled his feet, moved right and in almost a moment of desperation, flicked the ball toward his running back, Cordarrelle Patterson, who was open a couple of yards ahead of him.

Patterson stuck his arm up and snagged it one-handed before running into the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown in the third quarter -- part of what had been a quick Atlanta comeback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. It was the second touchdown of the day for Patterson and the second passing touchdown of the day for Ryan.

The Falcons also ran a nifty play for the two-point conversion, using the zone read with Ryan keeping the ball and then leaping into the end zone for a 2-point conversion to cut Tampa's lead to three, 28-25.