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NFL roundup: Falcons recover against Eagles


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ATLANTA — After building a big lead behind star receiver Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally from the Philadelphia Eagles, giving new coach Dan Quinn his first win, 26-24 on Monday at the Georgia Dome.

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes to Jones in the first half, and Matt Bryant connected on four field goals, including a go-ahead 47-yarder with 6:27 left in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles had two more chances, but Cody Parkey missed from 44 yards out, and Sam Bradford threw his second interception of the night on Philadelphia’s final drive.

Jones finished with nine receptions for 141 yards, including a 44-yard reception that set up Bryant’s last field goal.

49ers 20, Vikings 3

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Carlos Hyde rushed for a career-high 168 yards and two touchdowns, leading San Francisco past Minnesota in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula’s debut.

Hyde, who carried 26 times, scored on a 10-yard run in the second quarter and a 17-yard run in the fourth. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 17 of 26 passes for 165 yards and ran for 41 yards on seven carries.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who missed the final 15 games last season over child-abuse charges, rushed for 31 yards on 10 carries in his first game since Sept. 7, 2014.

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