ATLANTA (AP) Matt Ryan threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones to give the Atlanta Falcons an early 7-0 lead over the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC championship game.
Ryan moved the Falcons 80 yards on seven plays on Atlanta's opening drive for the early lead.
Ryan completed passes of 13 yards to Jones and 16 yards to Roddy White on the drive.
On second-and-9 from the 49ers 46, Ryan faked a handoff to Jacquizz Rodgers. San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson bit on the fake, allowing Jones to run past Goldson. Jones was open for the deep pass as safety Donte Whitner trailed on the play.