The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos by the final score of 27-21 in a game that was more about Peyton Manning's three first quarter interceptions and frustrating referees than it was the passing game of Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez.

The Falcons finished with a +7.2 advantage in The Trench Counter, averaging fewer yards per play but winning the turnover battle +4. Atlanta had just a +1 edge in Total Rushes/Completions.

Ryan went 24-for-36 for 219 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with White and Gonzalez for a touchdown apiece and 15 completions overall. Ryan threw his 100th career touchdown pass in ghte game.

Manning recovered from his three early interceptions to finish 24-for-37 for 241 yards.