Matt Ryan threw his 100th career touchdown pass, Roddy White had 102 yards receiving and the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos and error-prone quarterback Peyton Manning, 27-21, on Monday night in Atlanta.
The Falcons (2-0) took advantage of three interceptions thrown by Manning in the first quarter and raced to a 20-0 lead. Manning brought the Broncos (1-1) back with two fourth-quarter scoring drives, but it wasn’t enough to make up for his awful start.
VILMA MEETS GOODELL
The NFL showed Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.
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Vilma met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting.
“What Gregg Williams said in his most recent affidavit is the same falsity he has previously provided,” Ginsberg said.
“I don’t know what Gregg Williams’ motives are, but I do know that any suggestion by Williams that Jonathan put up $10,000 as an incentive for his teammates to injure another player is absolutely false.”
The Redskins lost two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker for the season with injuries. Orakpo suffered another tear of the pectoral muscle near his left shoulder and Carriker tore a quad tendon in his right knee. … Eagles center Jason Kelce will miss at least four to six weeks because of a torn knee ligament. … Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles dinged up the surgically repaired knee he injured last season during Sunday’s blowout loss to the Bills.