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         === Falcons hand a Reid-led Eagles team 1st loss after bye ===
 
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (Sports  Network)  - With  an  impending hurricane  expected
 to pound the East Coast over the next few days, it was the Atlanta Falcons who
 stormed out of the gate on Sunday.
 
 Matt  Ryan tossed  touchdown passes  on Atlanta's  first three  possessions in
 the   Falcons'  30-17   victory   over  the   Philadelphia   Eagles  and   new
 defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
 
 The  Falcons  remain as the NFL's  lone unbeaten team, while Philadelphia lost
 its  first game coming  off a bye week during the Andy Reid era. Reid had been
 13-0 in his career coming off the idle week.
 
 "That  was an  embarrassing performance," Reid said. "I'm stating the obvious.
 We need to get better. I need to do a better job. This is fixable. We have the
 talent."
 
 Ryan,  who was 17-of-20  for 197 yards in the opening 30 minutes, finished the
 day  with 262 yards  on 22-of-29 efficiency for the Falcons (7-0), who are off
 to  their  best start in franchise  history.
 
 Julio  Jones  had five receptions for  123 yards and a touchdown, while Asante
 Samuel,  who  made his return to  Philadelphia, had two passes defended and no
 tackles in the win.
 
 "We're  7-0 over here  baby," Samuel said. "If I was over there now, they have
 to go to work."
 
 Samuel  recorded  25 interceptions and  went to three  Pro Bowls in four years
 with  the  Eagles. He  was traded to  the Falcons for  a seventh-round pick in
 April.
 
 "I love the fans," Samuel said of his return. "They can boo me. They can cheer
 for me. Doesn't do anything but add fuel to the fire."
 
 Atlanta  finished 7-of-13  on third down against the Eagles, who were third in
 the NFL (29 percent) in third-down defense coming in.
 
 Michael  Vick, who  didn't turn the ball  over, was 21-of-35 for 191 yards and
 a score in the setback.
 
 "Whatever  decision coach makes, I support it," Vick said when asked about the
 Eagles  possibly making a quarterback change. "I know I'm giving it everything
 I have when I'm out there."
 
 LeSean  McCoy  had a  rushing  and  receiving  score for  Philadelphia  (3-4),
 which  fired  Juan  Castillo  as  defensive coordinator  two  days  after  the
 Eagles  blew  a 10-point lead  late in the fourth  quarter and dropped a 26-23
 overtime decision against Detroit two weeks ago.
 
 It was Philadelphia's second blown fourth-quarter lead in as many weeks.
 
 Castillo  came under  fire last  year in  his first  season in  charge of  the
 defense  after  13 years as the  Eagles' offensive line coach. Reid stuck with
 Castillo  despite widespread  speculation of a potential change in the wake of
 an 8-8 season.
 
 Bowles,  meanwhile, was in his first season as Philadelphia's secondary coach.
 He  joined the  team  in January  after  spending four  years  with the  Miami
 Dolphins, including the final three games of the 2011 campaign as interim head
 coach.
 
 The switch, however, didn't pay off initially.
 
 Castillo's  defense  had allowed 20.8  points per  game over six contests. The
 Falcons tallied 21 points over the first 24 minutes of the game.
 
 Atlanta outgained the Eagles, 252-94 in the first half.
 
 The  Falcons  converted five third  downs during their methodical 16-play, 80-
 yard opening drive.
 
 A  holding  call on  defensive end Jason  Babin on a  3rd-and-10 kept the trek
 alive  and Ryan  found a wide-open Drew  Davis in the back right corner of the
 end zone to get Atlanta on the board.
 
 Following  an Eagles three-and-out, Atlanta concluded an 8-play, 51-yard drive
 with  a 3-yard  TD  reception by  Jason  Snelling  on a  slip  screen. A  pass
 interference  penalty on  Mychal Kendricks on 3rd-and-goal kept the possession
 alive.
 
 McCoy  capped a  13-play, 66-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run on Philadelphia's
 ensuing trek, but the Falcons answered just four offensive snaps later.
 
 Julio  Jones  ran past cornerback Nnamdi  Asomugha and Ryan hooked up with the
 fleet-footed  Jones in stride down the left sideline for a 63-yard score and a
 21-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
 
 After  a  Philadelphia punt, Ryan led  the Falcons down to the Eagles' 25-yard
 line  and Matt Bryant  nailed a 43-yard field goal with six seconds to play in
 the half.
 
 Alex  Henery  split the uprights  from 33  yards out on Philadelphia's opening
 second-half  drive, but  Matt Bryant  made  field goals  of 29  and 30  yards,
 respectively, to make it 30-10 early in the fourth quarter.
 
 Vick's  7-yard  TD pass to McCoy  midway through the final frame concluded the
 scoring.
 
 Atlanta,  after  scoring on its first  six possessions, didn't punt until 5:35
 showed on the clock.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The Falcons improved to 15-0 when Ryan throws at least three touchdown passes
 in a game ... Philadelphia has yet to score on any of its opening possessions
 of the contest this season.
 
 10/28 18:01:05 ET