Jets rally to defeat Falcons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his offensive series in the Falcons' 30-22 loss to the New York Jets on Friday night.

Ryan finished 4 of 5 for 75 yards, including a 60-yard completion to fullback Collin Mooney, and a 2-yard touchdown toss to Leonard Hankerson. Rookie Terron Ward also had a 4-yard TD run for the Falcons (1-1), who carved up the Jets' starting defense.

Meanwhile, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets' offensive starters were sluggish until facing Falcons backups midway through the second quarter. New York (1-1) was sparked by the defense on a safety by first-round pick Leonard Williams.

Chris Ivory followed less than two minutes later with a 33-yard TD run, and Fitzpatrick found Brandon Marshall for a 2-point conversion that cut New York's deficit to 14-10.

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