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Ryan shines with arm and legs, Falcons beat Panthers 31-24

The quarterback took off running, only to find three defenders waiting for him at the goal line.

No problem. He simply ran right over them.

Cam Newton?

Nope, Matt Ryan.

Ryan threw a pair of scoring passes, which wasn't all that unusual, and also ran for two touchdowns for the first time in his career, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

"I can't remember the last time I had two TDs," Ryan said with a smile.

Newton was rocked early on by cheap shot from Damontae Kazee , who was thrown out of the game for the helmet-to-helmet hit while the Panthers quarterback was sliding at the end of...