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Falcons score late to defeat the Eagles, 26-24

Falcons score late to defeat the Eagles, 26-24

Julio Jones had 141 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Matt Ryan shook off a pair of interceptions, and the Atlanta Falcons came back to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24, on Monday night after squandering a 17-point halftime lead.

Ricardo Allen's interception off a deflected pass sealed the victory with 1:11 left, giving Dan Quinn an upset victory in his first game as Falcons coach. The Eagles missed a chance to go ahead when Cody Parkey missed a 44-yard field goal with 2:27 to go.

“Our defense stepped up at the end of the game,” Ryan said. “Ricardo has worked so hard.”

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