September 20, 2009
NFL: Atlanta 28, Carolina 20
Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes Sunday in a 28-20 Falcons victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Ryan was 21-of-27 for 220 yards. He threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Tony Gonzalez, a 10-yarder to Jason Snelling and hit Roddy White on a 7-yard scoring play, all in the first half.
Jake Delhomme threw 41 passes, completing 25 for 308 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers (0-2). Delhomme, who was intercepted four times in a season-opening 38-10 loss to Philadelphia, was picked off once by the Falcons.
DeAngelo Williams scored on a 3-yard run for Carolina, which also had 38- and 50-yard field goals by John Kasay.