Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws 42 passes in a half

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 34-16 victory over Atlanta.

Brown scored on passes of 77 and 44 yards from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and set up another touchdown with a lengthy kickoff return as Pittsburgh’s starters looked sharp for the second straight week.

Roethlisberger finished 11 of 16 for 214 yards and the two touchdowns in one half.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan squeezed an entire game’s worth of action into two quarters, completing 22 of 42 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception against a banged-up Pittsburgh secondary missing starting cornerbacks Bryant McFadden and Ike Taylor.

Fantasy Impact: 

Don't expect this on a regular basis, but it is serious proof the Falcons are opening up their offense. Ryan, who will likely be drafted in rounds 5-7 in most leagues, has the upside to finish among the best players at his position. Roethlisberger does as well, and Antonio Brown may be hard to keep off the field. Brown won't be consistent, but he might produce some quality games.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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