ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St.
Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the
Michael Turner accounted for all but 12 yards on the opening
77-yard drive and Matt Ryan was 7 for 8 for 81 yards with a
touchdown pass in two series before he, too, called it a day in a
20-13 preseason victory Friday night.
Steven Jackson had three carries for 10 yards in one series for
the Rams (1-1), a bust in new coach Steve Spagnuolo's first home
game as head coach in a half-empty Edward Jones Dome.
St. Louis, 5-27 the last two years, had approached the game with
confidence after beating the Jets on the road in their preseason
opener but struggled to move the ball minus two offensive line
starters and quarterback Marc Bulger.
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