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NFL: Atlanta 21, Chicago 14

Oct. 19, 2009 at 5:35 AM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan passed for two touchdowns and led the game-winning drive Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

Ryan completed 19-of-33 for 185 yards and got intercepted twice.

Both his TD passes came in the second quarter, when he hit Roddy White for a 40-yarder and Tony Gonzalez for a 10-yarder.

Michael Turner scored the Falcons' other touchdown on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Bears scored TDs on a 23-yard pass from Jay Cutler to Johnny Knox in the second quarter and a 2-yarder from Cutler to Greg Olsen in the fourth quarter.

Chicago mounted a strong comeback attempt in the fourth quarter as Cutler hit Devin Hester three times for a total of 46 yards. A pass-interference call against Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton with 1:07 left gave the Bears a first down at Atlanta's 14 yard line.

Two penalties pushed the Bears back to the 29 before Cutler's 24-yard pass to Earl Bennett put the ball on the 5 yard line for fourth down and 1. A motion penalty against Orlando Pace cost 5 yards, and Cutler's pass to Desmond Clark fell to the turf, giving the Falcons the win.

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