National Football League
               === Bryant's 55-yard FG keeps Falcons perfect ===
 Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - It was business as usual for Matt Ryan.
 For  the third straight week, Ryan led the Falcons to a go-ahead scoring drive
 and Atlanta is 6-0 for the first time in franchise history.
 Matt  Bryant  kicked a  55-yard field  goal with one  second remaining and the
 Falcons edged the Oakland Raiders, 23-20, on Sunday.
 Ryan,  who  shook off three first-half  interceptions, got the ball at his own
 20-yard  line with 40 seconds left and the game tied at 20-20 following Darren
 McFadden's 2-yard TD run.
 "We  wanted to  use up as much  time as we possibly could," Oakland head coach
 Dennis  Allen said of  the drive. "Unfortunately we gave them a little bit too
 Ryan  found  Jacquizz  Rodgers  for  gains of  seven  and  nine  yards  before
 hitting  Harry Douglas  for a  short  4-yard pickup  to  put the  ball at  the
 Falcons' 40-yard line with 26 ticks on the clock.
 Facing  a 3rd-and-6 two plays later,  Ryan fired a 10-yard completion  to Tony
 Gonzalez  to move  the chains. With a  timeout in hand and 12 seconds to play,
 Ryan  hit Gonzalez  for a  13-yard  reception over  the middle,  which set  up
 Bryant's boot.
 Bryant  missed his first field goal of  the season earlier in the contest, but
 atoned for it by sneaking his field-goal attempt just inside the left upright.
 "It's  about handling  the  moment,"  Bryant said  of  the game-winning  kick.
 "Handling adversity, whatever it takes."
 Ryan was 5-of-6 for 43 yards on the march.
 The  fifth-year Boston College product finished the day with 249 yards through
 the  air  with a touchdown  on 24-of-37 efficiency  for the Falcons (6-0), who
 are  the  only remaining unbeaten  team in  the NFL. The previously undefeated
 Houston Texans lost to the Green Bay Packers later on Sunday.
 Roddy  White  caught six  balls for  72 yards  and a  score, while Julio Jones
 caught four passes for 63 yards in the win.
 As  a  bonus, Atlanta  head coach Mike  Smith equaled Dan  Reeves for the most
 victories in franchise history with 49.
 Carson Palmer was 23-of-33 for 353 yards with a touchdown and interception for
 Oakland  (1-4), which  has lost two straight  on the heels of its win over the
 Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 23.
 McFadden  ran for 70 yards and a score on 27 carries, while Denarius Moore had
 five receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown in the setback.
 The  game was  tied  at 13-13  in  the fourth  quarter  when Oakland  regained
 possession at its own 10-yard line following a Falcons punt.
 Two  plays into the  march, Mike Goodson broke off a 43-yard run off the right
 tackle to put the ball in Atlanta territory at the 46-yard line. Brandon Myers
 took  a tight-end screen on the next play into field goal range to the 32-yard
 line, but Palmer's lone interception came three snaps later.
 Moore  ran an out  pattern to the right sideline, but Asante Samuel jumped the
 route,  snatched the pick  and ran and strutted the other way 79 yards for the
 score and a 20-13 Falcons edge.
 "I let the team down," Palmer said of the pick. "Making that mistake I made is
 crucial. It's on me."
 Undeterred,  though, Palmer led his troops down the field for the tying score.
 McFadden's score capped off an 8-play, 80-yard trek.
 Earlier, it was a mistake-filled first quarter for both teams.
 Joselio  Hanson intercepted Ryan's pass on Atlanta's opening possession of the
 game,  but McFadden gave  the ball right back to the Falcons three plays later
 after a fumble.
 The  Falcons  didn't capitalize,  however, as Bryant  missed his 43-yard field
 goal attempt wide left.
 Michael Huff's pick of Ryan on the second play of Atlanta's ensuing series led
 to  a 52-yard  Sebastian Janikowski field goal,  which made it 3-0 late in the
 Ryan and the Falcons countered with a 10-play, 80-yard drive, which was capped
 when White hauled in a 4-yard score in the back of the end zone.
 Following  a  22-yard Janikowski field  goal, Tyvon  Branch picked off Ryan on
 Atlanta's  next  touch. The Raiders took  advantage and found the end zone two
 plays  later when Palmer flipped a short pass to Moore, who made two defenders
 miss crossing the goal line for a 13-7 Oakland edge.
 A  pair  of Bryant  field goals, 41  and 20 yards,  respectively, in the third
 quarter tied the contest.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Raiders outgained  the  Falcons,  474-286 ...  Oakland  won  the time  of
 possession  battle,  36:26-23:34 ...  Ryan, who tied  his career-high with the
 three  interceptions, also  had three against New Orleans in 2009. He had just
 three picks coming into the contest.
 10/15 00:12:00 ET