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Rookies Ryan, Flacco battle for first time as Falcons edge Ravens

Aug 29, 2008 - 2:38 AM By Rich Dubroff PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Ravens concluded the preseason with little idea of the identity of their starting quarterback. On the other hand, the Atlanta Falcons know who their signal-caller is, even if he didn't impress on Thursday.

D.J. Shockley threw for the game's lone touchdown as the Falcons concluded the preseason with a 10-9 win over the Ravens.

Baltimore's first-round draft choice, Joe Flacco, started for the second time in five days out of necessity after Troy Smith missed his second consecutive game with a tonsil infection.

Not only was Smith unavailable, but six-year veteran Kyle Boller was diagnosed with a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday and could be lost for the season. That left Flacco and Casey Bramlet, who was cut by the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday and signed early Thursday, as the Ravens' quarterbacks.

Flacco played into the second quarter, finishing 8-of-13 for 72 yards before yielding to Bramlet.

The Falcons named Flacco's draft classmate Matt Ryan as their starter this week. The former Boston College standout played only in the first quarter and was 2-for-7 for 17 yards.

Shockley's 20-yard TD pass to Brian Finneran late in the first half gave Atlanta a 7-6 lead, leaving a final impression on the Falcons' coaching staff as they decide between him and incumbents Joey Harrington and Chris Redman as Ryan's backup.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 7 3 0 10
    BALTIMORE 0 6 3 0 9 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 25 YD, 2:12. Drive: 7
    plays, 63 yards in 3:08. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 31 YD, 13:56. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 1:27. BALTIMORE
    6-0
    ATL -

    Aug 28 10:06 PM
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    Falcons 10, Ravens 9  4th - 2:00Aug 28 9:58 PM
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    Falcons 10, Ravens 9  4th - 4:36Aug 28 9:51 PM
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    Falcons 10, Ravens 9  4th - 6:47Aug 28 9:44 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 7 3 10
    BALTIMORE 0 6 3 9 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 25 YD, 2:12. Drive: 7
    plays, 63 yards in 3:08. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 31 YD, 13:56. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 1:27. BALTIMORE
    6-

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    Falcons 10, Ravens 9  3rd - 4:57Aug 28 9:19 PM


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    FG BAL
    MATT STOVER 48 YD
    ATLANTA 10
    BALTIMORE 9 6:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Falcons 10, Ravens 9  3rd - 6:36Aug 28 9:10 PM


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    FG ATL
    JASON ELAM 29 YD
    ATLANTA 10
    BALTIMORE 6 10:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Falcons 10, Ravens 6  3rd - 10:00Aug 28 9:09 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 7 7
    BALTIMORE 0 6 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 25 YD, 2:12. Drive: 7
    plays, 63 yards in 3:08. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 31 YD, 13:33. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 1:27. BALTIMORE
    6-0
    AT

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    TD ATL
    BRIAN FINNERAN 20 YD PASS FROM D.J. SHOCKLEY
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    ATLANTA 7
    BALTIMORE 6 0:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons 7, Ravens 6  2nd - 0:20Aug 28 8:31 PM


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    FG BAL
    MATT STOVER 31 YD
    ATLANTA 0
    BALTIMORE 6 1:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons 0, Ravens 6  2nd - 1:27Aug 28 8:23 PM


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    FG BAL
    MATT STOVER 25 YD
    ATLANTA 0
    BALTIMORE 3 12:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Falcons 0, Ravens 3  2nd - 12:48Aug 28 7:47 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    ATLANTA 0 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

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