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Falcons fail to deliver; fall in Houston 17-10

Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

The Falcons (7-5) sputtered offensively much of the day and lost for just the second time in seven games. Houston’s top-ranked defense knocked down two Matt Ryan passes in the end zone in the closing seconds.

Atlanta got the ball back with 59 seconds left, and Ryan threw a deep pass to Julio Jones to the Texans 25. But Ryan overthrew Roddy White in one corner of the end zone and Kareem Jackson swatted away a pass to Jones in the other corner as time expired.

Ryan completed 20 of 46 passes for 267 yards, but also tossed a pair of costly interceptions.

Next: Sunday December 11 at Carolina Panthers, 1 ET.


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