Falcons keep Bucs winless, with 31-23 win

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The Falcons survived a short-handed Sunday, in hopes of getting a season back on track.

They were able to hang on for a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers, improving to 2-4 in the process.

Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns, and with spare wide receiver Harry Douglas finishing with seven catches for 147 yards. With running back Jacquizz Rodgers catching a pair of touchdown passes, it was enough on a sloppy day.

The win keeps the Buccaneers winless, dropping them to 0-6 heading into Thursday’s game against the Panthers.

They also lost Doug Martin to a shoulder injury in the second half, adding to a long list of problems.