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 ATLANTA (AP) -Falcons rookie quarterback Matt Ryan threw for a 62-yard touchdown with his first NFL pass Sunday.
Ryan, the third overall pick out of Boston College, hooked up with Michael Jenkins on the third play of the game against the Detroit Lions.
After two runs by Michael Turner, Ryan hit Jenkins on a slant down the left side. The receiver beat cornerback Travis Fisher, hauled in the ball at the Detroit 45 and raced to the end zone without being touched. Jenkins also pulled away from safety Gerald Alexander, who got over too late to help.
Ryan took off down the field to celebrate, actually knocking over center Todd McClure as he raced toward Jenkins.
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