Raiders vs. Falcons: Atlanta Holds off Oakland's Late Surge to Stay Undefeated

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IOctober 14, 2012

Matt Ryan lived up to his nickname.

Sort of.

On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Oakland Raiders by the score of 23-20. Matty Ice orchestrated a last-second go-ahead drive that set Matt Bryant up for the game-winning field goal.

Of course, that was after Ryan had thrown three interceptions on the afternoon. Don’t tell him the Raiders fielded the No. 27-ranked pass defense going into Week 6. It was the first time this season he failed to throw multiple touchdown passes.

But despite nearly blowing a perfect record at home against what was projected to be an inferior opponent, in the end, Ryan threw it to the right team when it mattered most.


David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.