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NFL: Atlanta 27, San Diego 3

Sept. 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes and perforated San Diego's defense for three scores Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' 27-3 victory.

Ryan racked up 275 yards with one interception, hitting Tony Gonzalez nine times for 91 yards and a score.

Michael Turner picked up 80 yards and scored a touchdown on 14 carries for the Falcons, who logged a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2004.

Thomas DeCoud led Atlanta's defense with a fumble recovery and two interceptions.

The Chargers (2-1) were led by Philip Rivers, who managed 173 yards with two interceptions while going 21-of-38.

Jackie Battle led San Diego's running backs with 55 yards on just three carries.

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