Thursday August 28, 2008
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Designated starting quarterback Matt Ryan went
2-for-7 for 17 yards while replacement D.J. Shockley connected for
the only touchdown of the game and the Atlanta Falcons beat the
Baltimore Ravens 10-9 tonight.
It was the final exhibition game for both teams. Shockley, the
former Georgia quarterback who is battling for a place on the
roster, threw a touchdown pass to Brian Finneran with 20 seconds
left in the first half.
Ryan, the former Boston College star, finished the preseason
34-for-59 for 294 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. His
next start will be in the regular-season opener on Sept. 7 against
Baltimore's Joe Flacco started at quarterback and was 8-for-13
for 72 yards. He left early in the second quarter after directing a
63-yard drive that produced a field goal for a 3-0 lead.
Third-string running back Jason Snelling had 88 yards rushing
for Atlanta (2-2), which finished the preseason with a two-game
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