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NFL: Atlanta 27, Tampa Bay 21

Nov. 7, 2010 at 4:41 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Michael Turner scored a pair of TDs and the Atlanta Falcons made a late-game goal line stand Sunday to preserve their 27-21 win over Tampa Bay.

Turner racked up 107 yards on 24 carries and scored twice in the first half as the Falcons (6-2) built a 17-7 lead.

But the Bucs made a strong bid to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. Trailing by six points, Josh Freeman (189 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions) guided Tampa Bay 89 yards on a 12-play drive to the Atlanta 2-yard line with 2:37 remaining.

But the Falcons the stopped LeGarrette Blount on a 4th-and-1 and hung on for the win.

Matt Ryan completed 24-of-36 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' victory.

Freeman was picked off twice for the Buccaneers (5-3), who dropped their fourth straight game to Atlanta.

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