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NFL: Atlanta 34, Detroit 21

Sept. 7, 2008 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Michael Turner ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, leading the Falcons past the Detroit Lions 34-21.

Turner, who signed with Atlanta (1-0) this year after four seasons with the San Diego Chargers, rushed 22 times.

Quarterback Matt Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 draft, passed for 161 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons.

Detroit's Jon Kitna connected on 24 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Calvin Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards for the Lions (0-1).

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